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Replay: Poets and Poetry

Apr 23, 2005 — Anne Bradstreet is considered America's earliest poet, and a new biography details her life. Scott Simon speaks with Charlotte Gordon, author of Mistress Bradstreet: The Untold Life of America's First Poet.
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Aug 7, 2003 — Poet W.S. Merwin talks about his memoir, The Mays of Ventadorn, that covers his time in the French countryside. Merwin lived in southern France during the 1950s, and became enchanted by the language of the Troubadours, poet-musicians from 800 years before.
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Jul 12, 2004 — In honor of the centennial of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's birth, Chilean-American writer Ariel Dorfman reads the poem "Sexual Water."
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Apr 24, 2003 — Poets laureate from some 30 states gather for a conference on poetry's capacity to bring about social, political and cultural change. The conference is the brainchild of poet Marie Harris (left), who, along with poets Wyatt Prunty and Lawrence Ferlinghetti, discuss the role of poetry in society.
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Dec 26, 1999 — Commentator and historian Douglas Brinkley put together a panel of distinguished poets and professors to pick the top 15 American poems of the century. Brinkley is distinguished professor of history and director of the Eisenhower Center at the University of New Orleans.
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