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Feb 20, 2013
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Kenneth Koch talks to Mr. Rogers about feeling necessary in the world

I think all people would like to feel that they’re a necessary part of life. That they’re necessary in the world, and that life would be poorer if they weren’t in it. When you accomplish something, when you write good poetry, then I think you feel that the world would be slightly different if you weren’t in it. And that, I think, is part of what being needed is about.

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