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Imagine being at a family reunion and someone pulls out a sound recording of a grandparent you barely knew. Or an uncle you’d only heard stories about.
That rare, personal discovery is something that poetry researchers at Harvard are now experiencing, thanks to a new technology that is bringing the voices of poets — silent for most of a century — back to life.
From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Curt Nickisch of WBUR reports.
This segment aired on December 2, 2014.