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        A Partial History of My Stupidity, by Edward Hirsch

        This video segment from Poetry Everywhere features the poet Edward Hirsch reading his poem "A Partial History of My Stupidity" at the Dodge Poetry Festival. Edward Hirsch is drawn to writing about wandering alone in the night, when a person’s thoughts can’t be hidden or drowned out by daily activities, work, or other people’s words. Facing up to what is really on your mind is the exhilarating and scary result of  this night-time wandering.

        For a biography of the poet Edward Hirsch please visit the Poetry Foundation Web site.

        This media asset comes from Poetry Everywhere filmed at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival.

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