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After 9/11

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Catalog Number: 20020911

This theme show examines the value of the written word and the importance of poetry to Americans after 9/11.  It explores the form as a way to express grief and gain comfort.  You’ll hear poetry by the esteemed Adrienne Rich (shown), as well as works by Naomi Shihab Nye, an Arab-American poet who gives insight into the culture of that part of the world.   

| Subject Matter: Grief, Tragedy, 9/11 | Interview Year: 2002 | Genre: Poetry |

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The Paris Review’s podcast for Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, will feature John Ashbery reading his poem “Soonest Mended,” from a 1986 New Letters on the Air program. More information and links to The Paris Review Podcast here.

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