Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time
About Rives' TED Talk
Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.
Rives has appeared on several seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and was a member of Team Hollywood, which won the 2004 National Poetry Slam. Rives' best-known poems include "Kite," about waking up alone in a new lover's apartment, and "Mockingbird," which he performs differently every time, incorporating the words of other poets and speakers in the program.