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Low Poetry: Art Lives on in the Widow Jane Mine

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Low Poetry: Art Lives on in the Widow Jane Mine

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Low Poetry: Art Lives on in the Widow Jane Mine

Low Poetry: Art Lives on in the Widow Jane Mine

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In Upstate New York, there's a mine that was once the source of cement for historic structures such as the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty and the U.S. Capitol. The Widow Jane Mine has been closed — a victim of cheaper Portland cement — and now it attracts poets and musicians. Jim Metzner pays a visit to the Widow Jane Mine, where tomorrow it will host the 15th annual Subterranean Poetry Gathering.

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