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Not My Job: Poet Billy Collins Takes A Quiz About Phil Collins

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Poet Nikki Giovanni On The Darker Side Of Her Life

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Lush, Urgent Poems On Protest And Pumpkins Set Language 'On Fire'

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American-born British poet and playwright T.S. Eliot received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948. Chris Bacon/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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On Eliot's 125th, His 'Waste Land' Hasn't Lost Its Glamour

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Garrison Keillor has been the host of A Prairie Home Companion since it began nearly four decades ago. He was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame in 1994. Courtesy of Grove Press hide caption

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News From Lake Wobegon: Garrison Keillor Has A New Book Of Poetry

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Poet Seamus Heaney, who won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1995, is seen here in a file photo from 1991, when he was a professor at Harvard. Heaney has died at age 74. Joe Wrinn/AP hide caption

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Robert Pinsky served as the United States Poet Laureate from 1997 to 2000. Ebony Bailey/NPR hide caption

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Pinsky's 'Singing School': Poetry For The Verse Averse

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'Poems To Learn By Heart': The Merits Of Memorizing Verse

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Monica Youn, who joined NPR as a NewsPoet last year, works as a lawyer. She says that poetry appears in law more often than you might think — but nobody calls it poetry. Doriane Raiman/NPR hide caption

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