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Poet finds solace in elegy of departed son's wild energy

Clip: 10/01/2014 | 6m 24s

When Edward Hirsch lost his son to a drug-related cardiac arrest, the poet began collecting his memories. Overwhelmed with grief, Hirsch turned his reflections into a book-length elegy, now published as “Gabriel.” Jeffrey Brown spoke with Hirsch at his home in New York.

Aired: 10/01/14

Rating: NR

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