Catalog Number: 20150807, 20140425
Vermont Poet Laureate (2011-2015), Sydney Lea is the author of over a dozen books of poetry, essays, and fiction, including three books published in 2013: I Was Thinking of Beauty, A North Country Life: Tales of Woodsmen, Waters, and Wildlife, and Growing Old in Poetry: Two Poets, Two Lives with Fleda Brown. The winner of the 1998 Poets Prize and a finalist for the Pulitzer in 2000, Lea is known as the co-founder of New England Review. In this public reading at the Writers Series sponsored by the literary magazine, Pleiades, at the University of Central Missouri, Lea talks about the impact of New England, the natural world, and the works of the first Vermont Poet Laureate Robert Frost on his writing.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. She reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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