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.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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