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Which Time Of Day Is Both Too Early And Too Late?

Part 2 of theTED Radio Hour episode Shifting Time

About Rives' TED Talk

Poet Rives explores why 4 in the morning has become popular shorthand for the strangest hour of the day.

About Rives

Rives has appeared on several seasons of HBO's Def Poetry Jam and was a member of Team Hollywood, which won the 2004 National Poetry Slam. Rives' best-known poems include "Kite," about waking up alone in a new lover's apartment, and "Mockingbird," which he performs differently every time, incorporating the words of other poets and speakers in the program.

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