U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera says poetry offers solace in times of grief

The next U.S. Poet Laureate has been chosen, NPR reports. It is Juan Felipe Herrera, the first Latino in the position. Take a listen to The Takeaway‘s podcast with Herrera to understand what poetry can offer in times of great grief, including the recent shooting of nine people at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

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