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Poetic Reflections On 9/11

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Robert Hass was Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. He now teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. Jeff Chiu/AP hide caption

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Robert Hass was Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. He now teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Former Robert Hass served as US poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. In this interview with Terry Gross, conducted only a few weeks after the events of Sept. 11, 2009, Hass discusses the power of poetry.

This interview originally aired on Sept. 21, 2001.