“Comforted in the darkness of grief” | Dave Lucas

In the isolation and grief of 2020, we turned to the written word to find connections that transcend time and space. Midstory talks to Dave Lucas, the second Poet Laureate of Ohio and lecturer at Case Western Reserve University, about the ways writing and poetry provide solace, wisdom and clarity far beyond what we (and perhaps the authors) could have imagined.

Social Distances is a podcast where we examine the distances that both separate us and bring us together during the complex and compounded crises of 2020 and beyond. Each week, we look at a different cross section of society that has been impacted by the crisis, and unpack topics ranging from the environment, birth and death and shelter, to media, race relations and more through insights from historians, anthropologists, poets, policymakers and other experts.

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