'The Poetry Show' on HBO

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To honor the art form during National Poetry Month, HBO has teamed up with The Poetry Foundation on "Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show," which will feature kids and celebrities alike reading classic poems. Some will be read by the poets themselves. Featured poems include:

* "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" by Robert Frost; read by Susan Sarandon.
* "The Owl and the Pussycat" by Edward Lear; read by John Lithgow.
* Sonnet XVIII by William Shakespeare; read by Jeffrey Wright.
* "How Do I Love Thee?" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning; read by Gwyneth Paltrow.

Other poets covered are Robert Louis Stevenson, Woody Guthrie, William Carlos Williams, Langston Hughes, Gertrude Stein, Federico Garcia Lorca and more. Between each segment, children ages 4-9 will offer commentary.

The show premieres at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow on HBO, with the DVD available April 17.

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