Poetry in America: Season 3 – You can say that again, billie

Billie Holiday’s haunting song “Strange Fruit” winds beneath the unsettling, satiric humor of Evie Shockley’s poem “you can say that again, billie.”

Some poems in the series are easier to grasp than others.  This is an example of one of the more complex poems, which involved unravelling many layers to achieve a full understanding.  

Directed by Elisa New, Produced by Cathleen O’Connell