Video courtesy of PoetryEverywherePTV  

Linda Pastan reads her poem “Why Are Your Poems So Dark” as part of the Poetry Everywhere project airing on public television — produced by David Grubin Productions and WGBH Boston, in association with the Poetry Foundation. This video is part of the WGBH Poetry Breaks series created by Leita Luchetti.  For more information, visit

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