Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130830, 20060614, 20051130
We celebrate the working man by revisiting B.H. Fairchild's poetry collection, The Art of the Lathe. This book gives insight into the life and work of Fairchild's father in Liberal, Kansas, and deals with workers who survived the Great Depression and the Dust Bowl. A Californian for decades, Fairchild was in his mid-fifties before a major publishing house even considered this work. After many rejections, the book went on to win seven prizes after it was published in 1998. B.H. Fairchild also discusses his 2002 National Book Critics Circle Award-winning book, Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest. His 2013 poems can be read in New Letters magazine, Vol. 79, No.2. Click here to order.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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