PBS NewsHour

Poet Billy Collins Reflects on 9/11 Victims in 'The Names'

Clip: Season 2011 | 3m 9s

Billy Collins was the U.S. poet laureate at the time of the 9/11 attacks. A year later, he wrote "The Names" in honor of the victims. He read the poem before a special joint session of Congress held in New York City in 2002, and reads it again now.

Aired: 09/11/11

Rating: NR

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