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A working man's poet
A 2009 conversation with Philip Levine about "What Work Is."
A poem of loss for the economy
We've been asking our listeners to send in their favorite poems about money and the economy. Elizabeth Dodge suggested Elizabeth Bishop's poem "One Art," a piece about loss that's helped her put the economic collapse in context.
Poetry in work
There's a lot of poetry in work -- people who do it, under do it, and can't afford not to do it. Poet David Tucker reads his poem "Downsizing," Pedro Pietri reads his poem "Telephone Booth Number 905 ½," and poet and columnist Katha Pollitt reads Sarah Cleghorn's "The Golf Links."
Poem: 'Smart' by Shel Silverstein
Many of you nominated "Smart" by Shel Silverstein, a poem about kids and money, to be read on air. Ms. Simms' 4th, 5th and 6th graders in Fullerton, Calif., read the poem.
Lost for words? Try a web poet
After people kept asking Danielle McDonald to pen personalized poems, she thought she could make a little cash doing it. Spend a few bucks at Secretwriter.org and she'll craft a sonnet in your name. Sean Cole reports.
Finding the poetry in finance
Katy Lederer found inspiration for the poems in her latest book from an unusual source -- finance. Tess Vigeland speaks with the former hedge fund recruiter about her poetry.