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Poetry

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Poetry

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NPR's Renee Montagne speaks with Billy Collins, Poet Laureate of the United States, on the occasion of National Poetry Month, which begins today. Collins reads two poems — one war-related, one not — and explains how poetry of any kind is useful when coping with difficult situations like the war in Iraq.