Certainty is the cage that keeps us safe from curiosity. I've been released from the cage. I am the songbird and I am flying for the window. I know it's closed but I plan on breaking through. – Charlie Coté, Jr. (1987-2005)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Poetry that Endures

PBS New Hour Report, 1/4/11: Writer Kwame Dawes has traveled to Haiti over the past year to report on and write poems about people's experiences after the earthquake. Jeffrey Brown's conversation with Dawes continues a series of reports in partnership with USA Today and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

This is an excellent example of poetry as survival, "translating the world into language to make it understandable and so to make it endurable," as Stephen Dobyns says.


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