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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.


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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