Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20140606, 20131206
Poet Hadara Bar-Nadav views art as a collaboration and a conversation, whether it be with readers, paintings, architecture, music, or sculpture. She refers to many works of art in her 2012 collection The Frame Called Ruin, which was the Editors Selection for the Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press. In her 2013 collection, Lullaby (with Exit Sign), winner of the Saturnalia Books Poetry Prize, she converses with Emily Dickinson, who helped her recover from the grief of losing her father and return to writing her own poetry. Bar-Nadav also discusses her first collection of poetry, A Glass of Milk to Kiss Goodnight, which reflects on the Holocaust and the effects it had on her family history.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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