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Angela Jackson: Poetry's role is to keep us alive – Episode 10

Angela Jackson
Paul Simon Public Policy Institute

Illinois Poet Laureate Angela Jackson talks about the importance of poetry in her own life and in our culture, explains what a poet laureate does, and reads some of her work. This conversation was recorded in April 2021 during National Poetry Month.

Hosted by John Shaw. Edited by Alee Quick. This podcast is produced through a partnership between the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute and WSIU Public Radio. For more, visit paulsimoninstitute.org/podcasts.

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John T. Shaw joined the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute as director in January 2018. He established the Institute’s “Better Politics, Smarter Government” agenda with its Restoring American Statesmanship, Renewing Illinois, and Understanding Our New World programs.