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Arts & Culture

A Personal And Literary Exploration Of Blindness And Sight

A photo of Edward Sheffield Bartholomew's sculpture 'Blind Homer Led by the Genius of Poetry.'
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A photo of Edward Sheffield Bartholomew's sculpture 'Blind Homer Led by the Genius of Poetry.'

At 10 years old, M. Leona Godin began losing her vision. Her experience with sight and blindness is detailed in her new book, There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. In it she also explores blindness throughout literature, and through key figures and inventions throughout history.

This hour, we’re joined by Godin to discuss "the vast, dappled regions between seeing and not-seeing, blindness and sight, darkness and light." 

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Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show.