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Krista Tippett’s interview with Elizabeth Alexander was refreshing. I found Alexander to be a professional and accomplished artist who has wonderfully balanced a creative life as an artist with the practicality of job security. As Alexander discusses “words that shimmer”, I think she resonates something within all of us. Adults, like children, are drawn to words; we are all drawn to poetry. As she said, poetry intrigues us because it forces us to ponder and ask questions that we are unable to answer. It tells us the truth, and there was honesty in what Alexander had to say about poetry itself.