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Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11

Billy Collins was U.S. poet laureate during the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress in 2002, and he read it again on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 for the NewsHour.

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