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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