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UNESCO Celebrates World Poetry Day


Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy (Photo: Dimitri Papadimos/

Thursday is World Poetry Day according to UNESCO, the United Nations' education and culture agency.

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UNESCO is celebrating the poems of William Butler Yeats, Pablo Neruda and Aime Cesaire and also some lesser-known authors from Azerbaijan and Greece.

Anchor Marco Werman talks to Don Share, a poet, translator and the senior editor of Poetry magazine.

Share says Greek poet Constantine Cavafy was a late bloomer, but still made his mark.