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A preview of one of the beautiful poems read by Alicia Partnoy for this program.

James Wright's poem on the terror of hospital bills and refocusing on what we really value.

Elizabeth Alexander discusses truth, metaphor and language with Stephen Colbert on the Colbert Report the day after delivering "Praise Song for the Day" at Barack Obama's first inauguration.

Sometimes forgiveness comes easiest to the youngest of us.

Marie Howe uses poetry to explore disagreement + the distance between people.

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Producing a narrated slideshow takes a fair bit of time, even it's brief. Our producer traces her journey and the small world we travel in.

One thing we know about our fan base — they (you?) love words, especially poesy. The response to Tess Gallagher’s poem about her time with Thich Nhat Hanh made that clear.

St. John's bell tower designed by Marcel BreuerI traveled this past weekend to the Guest House of St. John’s Abbey in central Minnesota. I’m about to head off on some travel for my book tour — part of me looks forward to this, part of me does not.

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