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'Poetry Out Loud' Winner Reads 'Frederick Douglass'

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Nabokov Novel to Be Published, Against Dying Wish

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A 'Final Salute' to Fallen Marines

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Lisa Leslie off the Court, on the Record

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Lyrical Alchemist Al Young Combining Poetry, Blues

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Students Compete in Poetry Recitation Contest

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'Post-American World' Offers New Role for U.S.

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'A Voyage Long and Strange' to America's Past

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Dan Gottlieb, 'Learning from the Heart'

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Richard Price reads from 'Lush Life'

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'Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose and Letters'

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America's First Slaves: Whites

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A West Bank Zoo Struggles to Survive

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Justice Scalia: Be Likeable and Avoid Contractions

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