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In Haiti, Writer Kwame Dawes Tells of Quake Aftermath Through Poetry

Writer Kwame Dawes has traveled to Haiti over the past year to report on and write poems about people's experiences after the earthquake. Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Dawes continues a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. 11:09

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