Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20071102
An author of both poetry and prose, Kim Addonizio is known for work that is confessional and humorous with a touch of the blues. Winner of the 2003 John Ciardi Lifetime Achievement Award and a finalist for the 2000 National Book Award, this California native talks with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart about her poetry and reads from her fourth collection What Is This Thing Called Love, while accompanying herself on the harmonica.
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...
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