On Being with Krista Tippett takes up the big questions of meaning with scientists and theologians, artists and teachers - some you know and others you'll love to meet. Each week a new discovery about the immensity of our lives.
Poetry is something many of us seem to be hungry for these days. We're hungry for fresh ways to tell hard truths and redemptive stories, for language that would elevate and embolden rather than demean and alienate. Elizabeth Alexander shares her sense of what poetry works in us - and in our children - and why it may become more relevant, not less so, in hard and complicated times.