Poetry

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of poetry.

Exclusive articles about Poetry

What happens when we read poetry?

In an ode to the art of odes, poetry critic Stephen Burt demonstrates through lyrical explication that the practice of poetry is tied to being human. Says Burt, “The patterns in...

Video playlists about Poetry

Malcolm London: 4 talks that speak out

4 talks • 1h 07m
As important as they are eloquent, these four talks are poet Malcolm London’s idea of how to truly cause a stir.

Spoken-word fireworks

9 talks • 2h 03m
Brave and beautiful expressions from some of the world's most talented spoken-word performers, who weave stories in words and gestures.