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America's love/hate relationship with poetry

Poet Rachel Zucker
Courtesy of Rachel Zucker
Poet Rachel Zucker

Several years ago, poet Rachel Zucker was asked to write a lecture about poetry. That process led her, in part, to question what it is that poets do — and why.

She recently presented that lecture, “The Poetics of Wrongness,” as part of the Seattle Arts & Lectures Poetry Series.

Zucker is the author of five collections of poetry, including “The Pedestrians.” She lives in New York, where she teaches at NYU. She spoke on November 14 at McCaw Hall. Sonya Harris recorded her talk.

Please note: this talk contains language of an adult nature.

Listen to the full version below:

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