Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170324, 20160902
When Sinéad Morrissey won the 2013 T.S. Eliot Poetry Prize for her fifth book, Parallax, that spurred U.S. publisher Farrar, Strauss and Giroux to release her first book in the states that pulls from all five of her award winning collections under the title Parallax: And Selected Poems. In the second half of this conversation, she reads from her more recent books and talks about the influence of Belfast, Ireland, and other poets. Morrissey also discusses how her husband influences her writing and reads her one and only villanelle. The first part of this interview is available in our Audio Archives.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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