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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)


Robin and Jeremy

Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson host Here & Now, a live two-hour production of NPR and WBUR Boston.

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Boxing Attracts More Than Would-Be Fighters

At the Ring Boxing Club, boxers range in age, are both men and women, and include an award-winning author.

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Why Hot Cars Are So Deadly

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A Conversation With Immigrant Activist Jose Antonio Vargas

We sit down with the immigrant-rights activist, who has written extensively about the fact that he has been living illegally in the U.S. for years.

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Will Israel Widen The War And Will Hamas Run Out of Rockets?

What will drive Israel's decision? What are the strategic calculations Hamas is making and how will it emerge from this conflict?