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Talking Writing: Helga Kidder on “Learning Curve,” Part I

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Richard Winham shares the first part of his conversation with poet Helga Kidder on “Learning Curve,” her new collection of poetry that traces the arc of her life from her native Germany to Chattanooga today.

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