Journalist Bill Moyers has devoted several public television specials to the rise of poetry in late 20th century America. His new book, “Fooling With Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft” (William Morrow), features conversation with some of the country’s most prominent and gifted poets. Throughout the hour, poets from around the country will join in to share their work.


  • Jane Hirshfield who'll read "The Poet" from "The Lives of the Heart" (Harper Collins)
  • Mark Strand who'll read "A Piece of the Storm" from "Blizzard of One" (Knopf)
  • Marge Piercy reading "The Art of Blessing the Day" from the volume of the same name, published by Knopf
  • Bill Moyers journalist

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