Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170106, 20150327
Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year for her book, Vinculum, discusses that collection and her darkly humorous 2014 book, The View from Saturn, as well as her earlier work, The Book of the Rotten Daughter. Friman talks about the importance of place and family in her writing, and how poetic form helps her reveal the most intimate aspects of her life. Previous programs from a 1997 interview and a 2000 public poetry reading that feature Alice Friman’s earlier works are available in our Audio Archives. Find four new poems by Alice Friman in New Letters magazine, Vol. 83, No. 1.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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