In the BeginningFiction, Poetry, Drama
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20160101, 20071228, 20061229, 20060104
New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pulitzer Prize winners Tony Kushner (shown), Jane Smiley, Richard Russo and the late August Wilson share images and ideas that prompted some of their greatest works, while National Book Award winner Sherman Alexie and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Naomi Shihab Nye, both tell humorous stories about what drives them to write.
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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