Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20160729, 20140718
Winner of the 2012 Bellday Prize for his fourth book of poetry, Pie 8, Dennis Finnell discusses his unique approach to composing this work and how it differs from his 2014 collection, Ruins Assembling. In this interview with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart, Finnell talks about reflecting on memories through poetry. A longtime resident of Massachusetts, Finnell was born and raised in St. Louis; he discusses his relationship with his hometown, as well as the importance of finding meaning and value in life through language. Our Audio Archives also contain interviews with Dennis Finnell from 1978 and 2001.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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