Richard Wilbur: Past American VoicePoetry
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20180105, 19910809, 19901012
The late Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1987 to 1988 and was also the winner of the National Book Award, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Frost Medal and many more. In this 1990 archive recording, he reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning New and Collected Poems as well as shares some of his poetry for children. Wilbur also discusses his views on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, his use of carefully chosen verbs, and the early writing encouragement he received from his parents.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
Kansas City Literary Events