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WVLT-TV Local 8 Now and the Daily Beacon featured an essay by Marilyn Kallet, UT professor of English and a poet. Her essay is in response to crises that have occurred in the nation and the world.

Kallet was seated in an airplane in New York during 9/11 and also in Paris when terrorists killed hostages in a theater. She held a poetry reading in Paris┬ájust days after the terror attack and was left speechless by the response to her reading. These events prompted her to write poetry addressing many of life’s twists and turmoils.