HBO’s animated special A Child’s Garden of Poetry is set to air tonight on HBO Family at 7:30pm. Contemplative, inspiring, and full of heart, ‘A Child’s Garden of Poetry’ will transport you and your child and plant seeds for a lifelong love of words.
The special includes poems read by award-winning performers Claire Danes, Carrie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ziggy Marley, Dave Matthews, Natalie Merchant, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Jeffrey Wright, as well as recordings by renowned poets E. E. Cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Carl Sandburg. It also features children reciting their favorite poems and speaking from the heart about what poetry means to them.
Featuring works by the following poets: Li Bai, Matsuo Basho, Robert Frost, E. E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, Mary Ann Hoberman, Langston Hughes, Edward Lear, Claude McKay, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, William Shakespeare, Robert Louis Stevenson, William Wordsworth and William Butler Yeats.