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Poet Tony Hoagland Explores Species' “Romantic Moments”

In honor of Valentine's Day, poet Tony Hoagland reads "Romantic Moment"—a poem about a man and woman who have just watched a nature documentary on a date, and how their expressions of affection stack up against those of leopard frogs, chimpanzees, bull penguins and so on. 2:39

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