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Poetic License

Performance poet


Produced by David Yanofsky in association with Independent Television Service (ITVS)

Program Description

The one-hour documentary film Poetic License enters the lives of several bright, young poets, who mesmerize audiences and express poignantly and pointedly what it is like growing up in America today.

Funders (and resulting constraints)

Independent Television Service and Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Educational Outreach Budget Range

Medium ($50K-$250K)

Educational Outreach "Producers"

ITVS's Community Connections Project (CCP) produced the viewer's guide and postcard. In addition, CCP offered mini-grants to eight stations across the country to support their educational outreach efforts. The teacher's guide was produced by Youth Speaks and Heinemann Publishers. The Web site producer was David Yanofsky; Web site design by Red Star Design.


ITVS's Community Connections Project (CCP), Youth Speaks, National Center for Outreach, National Council of Teachers of English, Heinemann Publishers

In this section:

    Auschwitz: Inside the
    Nazi State

    Building Big

    Culture Shock



    In Search of Shakespeare

    Lewis & Clark:
    The Journey of the
    Corps of Discovery

    My Journey Home

    The New Americans

>  Poetic License

        Goals & Audience

        Outreach Elements

        Outcomes, Challenges
        & Lessons Learned


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