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This week's show, three distinguished poets, Derek Walcott, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1992, Robert Pinsky, a former United States poet laureate, and Adam Aagajewski, one of the leading "new wave" of Polish poets, read a selection of politically potent poems, and engaged in a discussion about the role of poetry in politics.

The event was sponsored by the Institute for Human Sciences at Boston University in cooperation with the Boston University Creative Writing Program and the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

This program aired on October 17, 2004.

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