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The Imagined Galaxies of Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone at her home in Goshen, Vt.
Andrea Hsu, NPR
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Ruth Stone at her home in Goshen, Vt.

On her 89th birthday, the lauded American poet reflects on the joys and pains of life that have shaped her poetry.

NPR's Melissa Block spends a day with Stone and her family at her farmhouse in Goshen, Vt.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.