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Tracy K. Smith named new U.S. poet laureate

Clip: 06/14/2017 | 7m 24s Video has closed captioning.

Tracy K. Smith, a writer and teacher, is taking on a very public role as the nation's poet laureate. Jeffrey Brown sits down with Smith to discuss how language can be a tool of revelation, her reflections on race in America, her teaching philosophy and why we still need poetry.

Aired: 06/14/17

Rating: NR

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