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U.S., U.K. Poets Laureate on Being Public Face for Poetry

Clip: 04/27/2012 | 7m 37s

"A poet should be private and invisible," says U.K. Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy, "This is a different way of being a poet, to be laureate." Meanwhile, "I think we witness things, but are not witnessed," says U.S. Poet Laureate Philip Levine. They reflect with Jeffrey Brown on having very public roles as private poets.

Aired: 04/27/12

Rating: NR

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