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        To Prisoners

        Lyric poetry carries the expression of the solitary human voice. Does it then follow that solitary confinement is a school for great poetry? This video excerpted from Poetry in America brings together a group of interpreters who learned in prison to hear poetry's "call." Learn from Senator John McCain, playwright and activist Anna Deavere Smith, poets Reginald Dwayne Betts and Li-Young Lee, host Elisa New, and four exonerated prisoners about poetry's special resonance for those behind bars. This resource is part of the Poetry in America Collection.

        Find out more at the series' website.

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