It’s A Child’s Garden of Poetry, out on DVD from HBO. Here’s what they have to say for themselves:
The 2011 EmmyÂ® winner for Outstanding Children’s Program, A Child’s Garden of Poetry contains a magical mix of lyrical animation and live-action scenes that bring classic short poems to life. More than a dozen short segments featuring works by celebrated poets Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Frost, Matsuo Basho, Li Bai, Claude McKay, William Butler Yeats, Langston Hughes, Edward Lear, William Shakespeare, Mary Ann Hoberman, Emily Dickinson and William Wadsworth are included. Notable artists lending their voices to readings include Claire Danes, Carrie Fisher, Julianne Moore, Josh Hamilton, Ziggy Marley, Liam Neeson, Natalie Merchant, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Dave Matthews and Jeffrey Wright. Also included are archival recordings by renowned poets E.E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Carl Sandburg as well as heartfelt recitations by real-life children who offer their own insights on what poetry means to them.
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