"TV and poetry usually do not mix. But in this series of 13 thoughtful
and evocative essays on American versifiers, the alchemy was just
The New York Times
"Voices & Visions continues on its way impressively. A poem's not
of beautiful thoughts, it's made of words. And the very arrangement of
those words is a key to the heart of the poem."
The Los Angeles Herald Examiner
"Voices & Visions is beautifully produced and while it will not
poetry any more 'commercial,' it does demystify and demythify the poet,
revealing the human being and the humanity beneath."
The Washington Post
"Voices & Visions not only brings the viewer up-close-and-personal
poets, but shows poets reading their own work."
US Air - Airwaves
"Poetry has long been considered an effete diversion of snobs. This
reputation is inaccurate, has done little to alter America's general
apathy towards one of literature's most enduring forms. That's why
Voices & Visions is so remarkable because it brings the supposedly
medium of poetry into the nation's homes via the supposedly coarse medium
of television, elevating the latter while making the former exceedingly
"Each one-hour episode of Voices & Visions focuses on the work and
of a major figure. Each is a fresh attempt to get us to see both the
self who acted and the mind that created."
"Voices & Visions, appropriate for high school students, examines
writings of famous poets through interviews and recorded readings."
Media & Methods
"Voices & Visions focus on the poems rather than the poets and use
medium of television to communicate how poems work, what they mean and
how history, imagination and language are embodied in poetic
"Voices & Visions is about a living heritage, a unique national
literature, which has come to influence poets and writers in almost all
other countries. Voices & Visions has tried to capture a variety
passionate voices which together make up the American Canon. "