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Friday, March 5, 2010

Listen: Haitian-Americans Recite Their Poetry

When unimaginable disaster strikes, can poetry help? At a benefit event called “Poets For Haiti,” Here and Now’s George Hicks introduces us three Haitian-American writers who use poetry to come to terms with Haiti’s devastation after the earthquake.

Patrick Sylvain

Patrick Sylvain

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem “Boulevard Jean Jacques Dessalines”

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem “Ports of Sorrow”

Hear Patrick Sylvain read his poem “Catacomb”

Fabienne Casseus is a senior at Boston's Another Course To College high school. (photo: Michelle DeBakey)

Marilene Phipps-Ketterwell

Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell won the 2010 Iowa Short Fiction Award for her collection, "The Company of Heaven: Stories From Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)

Fabienne Cassius, Robert Pinsky and Rosanna Warren listening at

Fabienne Cassius, Robert Pinsky and Rosanna Warren listening at "Poets For Haiti" (photo: Michelle DeBakey)


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Here & Now resident chef and cookbook author Kathy Gunst shares her list of the best cookbooks of the year.

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Former Olympic Marathon Champ Weighs In On Recent Doping Scandal

Frank Shorter says the recent doping allegations against three-time Boston Marathon champ Rita Jeptoo can offer a platform to create new anti-doping policies.

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The Storyteller Behind 'A Christmas Story'

We take a look back at the life of a storyteller whose most famous movie plays non-stop during the holiday season.

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Animated Films Become Bridge To Child With Autism

When acclaimed journalist Ron Suskind's son Owen was nearly three years old, he suddenly stopped communicating.

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International Year In Review      

From the beheading of American journalist James Foley to a massive cyberattack provoked by the upcoming film, "The Interview."