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Kwame Dawes, a writer, actor, and musician, reads his poem "Tornado Child."
The Kentucky poet discusses her debut collection and gives a reading of two poems.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Rita Dove reads her poem "American Smooth."
In Wisconsin honors poets with a series called "Poems about Places."
The arts play an instrumental role in young people's lives.
A dramatization of the life of African-American jockey Isaac Murphy.