POETRY UNITES reveals how much Americans have in common when they connect through their love of poetry. Using the harmonizing power of poetry, the series of 30-minute film portraits of chosen states show how easily we can feel united beyond political, racial, religious and cultural divisions.
Three episodes have already been produced: Poetry Unites New York (now on PBS AllArts Documentary Select List), Poetry Unites Kansas and Poetry Unites Kentucky, which premiered on PBS KET in April 2021.
Currently we seek the financing for the 4th Episode of the series – Poetry Unites Alabama.
The protagonists of the film are selected through a statewide contest for the best essay written on the significance of a particular poem in the entrant’s life. The jury, headed by the Alabama State Poet Laureate, Jennifer Horne selects the winners to be featured onscreen.
If you can, please support Poetry Unites Alabama. Contributions are tax deductible through NYWIFT with easy donate instructions.
Upcoming states in the series are: Mississippi and Minnesota.