Northshire Poetry Reading

A poetry reading, one of several held around the country, was organized as an alternative to a postponed White House poetry symposium on… read more

A poetry reading, one of several held around the country, was organized as an alternative to a postponed White House poetry symposium on the works of Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. The original conference, planned as part of a series of White House literary events showcasing American literature, was reportedly cancelled because of concerns that the event would be used as a political forum. 

Before the readings, Sam Hamill was interviewed by telephone. He refused to attend the White House symposium and started instead website, www.poetsagainstthewar.org, and helped organize the poetry readings. There is also a website www.poetsforthewar.org. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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  • Julia Alvarez Writer in Residence Middlebury College->English Department
  • Steve Barry Minister First Congregational Church (Manchester, NH)->Manchester Village, VT
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Northshire Poetry Reading

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Program ID:
173685-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Public Affairs Event
Location:
Manchester, Vermont, United States
First Aired:
Feb 22, 2003
Last Aired:
Mar 1, 2003

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  • Feb 22, 2003 | 4:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 23, 2003 | 12:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 01, 2003 | 8:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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