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Poetry in America | Episode | The Wound-Dresser, by Walt Whitman

Episode 1 explores Walt Whitman’s “The Wound-Dresser,” set in the battlefield infirmaries and operating theaters of 1860s Washington, D.C. Actor David Strathairn, playwright Tony Kushner, composer Matthew Aucoin, opera star Davóne Tines, physician-writers Rafael Campo and Abraham Verghese, and historian Drew Faust join Elisa New to discuss how the trauma of the Civil War shaped American history.

0:25:11 | AIRED: 1/21/2022 | EXPIRES: 1/21/2029 |
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