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U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins Reads 9/11 Poem to Congress

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Online Only, posted 9.09.02

Billy Collins, who is serving his second one-year term as U.S. poet laureate, read a poem during a special session of Congress held in New York City on Friday, September 6.

"The Names" commemorates the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington D.C.

Visit the Web site of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to read the full text of the poem and listen to the reading in RealAudio. Click here to watch the video.

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