Finding out

We write in order to find out

who and what we are.

— Jane Hirshfield
from an interview in Fooling with Words

Fooling with Words, a Bill Moyers television documentary and book, explores the vitality and diversity of contemporary poetry through intimate interviews and performance readings at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival — North America’s largest.

Featured poets include: Robert Pinsky, Amiri Baraka, Stanley Kunitz, Coleman Barks, Lucille Clifton, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Paul Muldoon, Marge Piercy, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Deborah Garrison.

Interview with Jane Hirshfield at 7 minute mark.