Poetry in America in The Washington Post Book World Newsletter

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On January 21st, Poetry in America was featured in The Washington Post Book World Newsletter. Ron Charles described Walt Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser,” the subject of our season premier, as “a poem that shatters all romantic visions of war.” Charles notes that in the episode, which aired Saturday, January 22nd on WORLD channel, “David Strathairn reads Whitman’s words with tremendous sympathy, while archival photos and illustrations display the war’s physical trauma, enabled by the innovative weaponry of the era.”

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