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Natasha Trethewey reads her poem 'Benediction'

Clip: 03/19/2014 | 1m 6s

For U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, the visit to the King County Juvenile Detention Center brought back vivid memories of visiting her brother in jail after he was convicted of a drug offense. Watch her read her poem "Benediction" about the day he was released from prison. The U.S. Poet Laureate reads a poem she wrote when her brother was released from prison.

Aired: 03/19/14

Rating: NR

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