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3 TEDTalks for National Poetry Day

Posted by: Emily McManus

Today is National Poetry Day in the UK, and why not everywhere? We found out about it in the stateless world of Twitter trending topics. If you’re in the mood to celebrate, watch a few of these TEDTalks about, or featuring, poetry:

“War child” Emmanuel Jal tells the story of his amazing life in words and lyrics:

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Helen Fisher studies the poetry of the brain in love:

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And TED’s house poet, Rives, does 9 minutes of lyrical origami around the wee small hour of the morning:

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Find all dozen-and-a-half TEDTalks about poetry >>