Writer and producer Leita Luchetti produced a series of “Poetry Breaks” in the 90s for PBS broadcast. We helped modernize over 50 readings in the series for posting on the Academy of American Poets website with new title treatments and custom music.
Here’s a sample featuring Allen Ginsberg reading “A Supermarket in California” in his Manhattan apartment
The list of poets featured in the series is a veritable “Who’s Who” of published poets:
Robert Bly • Cyrus Cassells • Lucille Clifton • Martin Espada • Allen Ginsberg • Seamus Heaney • Galway Kinnell • Stanley Kunitz • Li-Young Lee • Philip Levine • Thylias Moss • D. Nurkse • Sharon Olds • Charles Simic • Ruth Stone