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Every weekday, U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Library of Congress and the Poetry Foundation.

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A highlight from 667: Now That You've Met God, Where to Go From Here

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A highlight from 666: Against Mastery

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