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Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

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Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

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Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Rives' TED Talk

Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.

About Rives

Rives has appeared on several seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and was a member of Team Hollywood, which won the 2004 National Poetry Slam. Rives' best-known poems include "Kite," about waking up alone in a new lover's apartment, and "Mockingbird," which he performs differently every time, incorporating the words of other poets and speakers in the program.