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'Early Occult Memory Systems'

Jacki Lyden talks with poet B.H. Fairchild about his latest collection, Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest. Fairchild was born in the small town of Liberal, Kan., and he discusses his new book and his background in the working-class Midwest. The book is published by W.W. Norton, November 2002.

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Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.

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