Episode

TEDTalks (audio)

TED Conferences LLC

Arts, Education, News & Politics, Science & Medicine, Society & Culture, Technology

Chart Positions

Top 200 44
Education 1

Want TED Talks on the go? Every week, this feed brings you our latest talks in audio format. Hear thought-provoking ideas on every subject imaginable – from Artificial Intelligence to Zoology, and everything in between – given by the world's leading thinkers and doers. This collection of talks, given at TED and TEDx conferences around the globe, is also available in video format.

Website

TED: Stephen Burt: Why people need poetry - Stephen Burt (2013)

June 4th, 2014

Episode 17 of 855 episodes

"We're all going to die -- and poems can help us live with that." In a charming and funny talk, literary critic Stephen Burt takes us on a lyrical journey with some of his favorite poets, all the way down to a line break and back up to the human urge to imagine.

Featured Podcast

Listen