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How Poetry Disturbs and Consoles

Edward Hirsch was an All-American football player in college -- at the same time he became interested in poetry. He talks about how insomnia, sports, and restlessness affect his life and writing. He reads several poems for Fresh Air listeners.

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Other segments from the episode on August 31, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 31, 1988: Interview with Edward Hirsch; Review of a recording of Charles Ives' "A Symphony: New England Holidays"; Interview with Ralph Beiting; Review of the art…

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