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Dear Krista Tippett, I was listening to your show this morning (Sunday, 9 January) and you beautifully described the power of poetry to express difficult topics/material. I am a lieutenant commander in the Navy and deployed to Afghanistan. My wife has recently begun writing poems based upon her experiences of having a spouse deployed and at war. I hope you will please look at some of her work (two were published by the New York Times At War blog). Her blog is: www.wifeandwar.word My best friend is a Navy SEAL and his wife along with many other military spouses talk about how perfectly my wife's poems express the unique experience of the military spouse in our ongoing conflicts. I loved your show. Thank you. Jason Phillips, Ed.D. Lieutenant Commander, USN (RC)