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A Poet's Wife Comes Into Her Own

Psychotherapist Eileen Simpson grew up as an orphan; her mother died from tuberculosis. As a young adult, she moved to Greenwich Village and married the poet John Berryman. Writing came to her later in life, after she split up with the renowned poet. Her new book is called Orphans: Real and Imaginary.


Other segments from the episode on July 9, 1987

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 9, 1987: Interview with Eileen Simpson; Review of the Grateful Dead's album "In the Dark"; Interview with Dave Brody; Review of the film "Innerspace."


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