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Natasha Trethewey reads her poem 'Benediction'


For U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, the visit to the King County Juvenile Detention Center brought back vivid memories of visiting her brother in jail after he was convicted of a drug offense. Watch her read her poem "Benediction" about the day he was released from prison. The U.S. Poet Laureate reads a poem she wrote when her brother was released from prison.

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