Alaska Edition: Why I Read – The Serious Pleasure of Books

Author and essayist Wendy Lesser discusses her latest book Why I Read with poet Robert Pinsky.  Their conversation explores the ways that literature and, especially, poetry touch readers and change their lives as Cambridge Forum continues its series My Life Touched by Art.

“Why I Read” by Wendy Lesser

In a culture that is increasingly visual and virtual in orientation, what role does old-fashioned reading play?

What power does the written word have in our lives?

RADIO BROADCAST: Friday, March 21, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST: Saturday, March 22, at 6:00 p.m. AKDT

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