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Emotional Literacy with Poet Samuel Green

From: Elizabeth Austen
Length: 12:38

Washington State poet laureate Sam Green on poetry and “emotional literacy.”

Default-piece-image-1 For more than 30 years, Samuel Green has worked as a visiting artist in schools and universities, teaching poetry as a way to cope with the "emotional emergencies" that life sends our way. Sam is now Washington State's first poet laureate. Today, he talks with literary producer Elizabeth Austen about what poetry offers him when faced with an emotional emergency.

Green's tenth poetry collection is The Grace of Necessity (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008). With his wife, Sally, Green operates Brooding Heron Press, a fine letterpress publishing house.

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For more than 30 years, Samuel Green has worked as a visiting artist in schools and universities, teaching poetry as a way to cope with the "emotional emergencies" that life sends our way. Sam is now Washington State's first poet laureate. Today, he talks with literary producer Elizabeth Austen about what poetry offers him when faced with an emotional emergency.

Green's tenth poetry collection is The Grace of Necessity (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 2008). With his wife, Sally, Green operates Brooding Heron Press, a fine letterpress publishing house.