The Language of Life (Bill Moyers)

Painting with words. Poetry is not a dead artform. It was not only written by people now long dead. Poetry is alive and it has power. The American poet Bill Moyers calls it “the living text”.

The Language of Life with Bill Moyers: Welcome to the Mainland

To talk about poetry it is good to know some words such as ‘stanza’. “The word stanza means ‘room’ in Italian…and each stanza is like a room in a house, a lyric dwelling place,” (Edward Hirsch, A Poet’s Glossary). Definitions of stanza and more poetry vocabulary can be found at

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