EmbedVideo('1491', '514', '320'); Poet Billy Collins reads "The Names," his tribute to the victims of 9/11 and their family members. This video was part of the NewsHour's coverage of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.

World-renowned poet and Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney died at age 74 in his native Ireland after a brief illness. Jeffrey Brown looks back on an interview he did with the poet two years ago, when Heaney reflected on his life…

Jul 11

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Liao Yiwu was in his early 30s when he was arrested for writing and performing a poem about the brutality of the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989. His poem -- simply called "Massacre" -- was an angry, howling rant against…

Jul 01

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Matthea Harvey is the author of "Modern Life," a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and a New York Times Notable Book. She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and is a contributing editor to jubilat, Meatpaper, and BOMB.

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