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NewsHour Poetry Series
W.S. Merwin Explores the Importance of Imagination
A conversation with W.S. Merwin, who was appointed as the 17th Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by The Library of Congress. 7:26

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A Safe House for Writers in Pittsburgh
In Pittsburgh, a special program offers foreign writers whose lives are endangered to get a new start and write freely. 8:05

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Texas Poet Twists Newsprint Into Prose
Austin Kleon is a Texas-based poet, writer, cartoonist and designer. He's found a playful way of making poetry from discarded newspapers, as demonstrated in his new book Newspaper Blackout. 4:49

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Poet Ben Saenz Considers Mexico’s Border Violence
Saenz is a Chicano poet, novelist, professor and painter who lives near El Paso, Texas, just across the border from the Mexican town of Juarez. Much of his work addresses the land and people . . . 4:19

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Poet Behbahani Writes for Peace Amid Iran's Political Turmoil
English translator Farzaneh Milani examines the writings of Simin Behbahani, one of Iran's most renowned and prolific female poets, amid the recent political turmoil that has affected her own life. 4:16

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David Mason's Novel in Verse Explores the Old American West
Poet, essayist, and professor David Mason shares a look at a dramatic moment in American labor history through his poem about a 1913 mine strike that ended in violence. 4:14

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Classic Poems Turn Lyrical on Natalie Merchant's New Album
Natalie Merchant has just released a two-disc album titled Leave Your Sleep, a collection of 26 traditional poems set to original music. 6:17

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Poet Lucille Clifton Dies After Cancer Battle
Remembering former Maryland poet laureate and National Book Award winner Lucille Clifton. 2:55

Children's Poet Laureate
Tea with Cherries
Although she moved frequently as a child, Mary Ann Hoberman always found comfort in her large extended family. 3:01

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A 'Rift in the Land' Brings Haitians Together
Understanding Haiti's disaster through a poet's eyes. 3:58

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Poet Philip Levine Recalls Life at the Factory
A profile of Philip Levine, a former auto worker who became a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet. 6:12

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First Collection in English of Best-Selling Russian Poet
A profile of Russian poet Vera Pavlova, who will release her first collection of poems in English, If There is Something to Desire, next month. 4:00

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: The Llama Who Had No Pajama
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her collection The Llama Who Had No Pajama. 10.13

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At 88, Marie Ponsot's Work Hasn't Skipped a Beat
A profile of 88-year-old poet Marie Ponsot, who published her sixth collection of poems last month called Easy. 4:52

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Sherman Alexie Fuses Tribal and Western Cultures
Author Sherman Alexie talks about his new book of poetry called "Faces" and his new short story collection, "War Dances." 5:23

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All Kinds of Families
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads her story-in-verse, All Kinds of Families. 6:50

NewsHour Poetry Series
The Genius of Poetry: a Profile of Heather McHugh
Heather McHugh, a poet who was named a MacArthur Fellow in September 2009, shares her perception of the craft. 5:21

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Junk Man: Poet and Professor Albert Goldbarth
Poet and toy collector Albert Goldbarth is a two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, as well as the Mark Twain Prize for Humor. 04:43

Children's Poet Laureate
Children’s Poet Laureate Presents: All My Shoes Come in Twos
Children’s Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman reads from her first collection, All My Shoes Come in Twos. 12:27

NewsHour Poetry Series
Writer, Poet Jim Harrison Is a Determined “Outsider”
Most of Jim Harrison's books have been set in sparsely populated areas, including "Paradise Valley," where he now lives much of the year. 7:35

Poetry Documentaries
Poetry Out Loud 2006 National Finals Video
Produced by WGBH and David Grubin Productions, in association with the Poetry Foundation, this short film highlights the 2006 National Finals of the Poetry Out Loud: National . . . 11:40
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