American Poetry MedleyPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20010418, 20000419
This audio collection contains poetry by some of America’s favorite writers, including present and past U.S Poet Laureates--Stanley Kunitz, Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass and Rita Dove--as well as Pulitzer Prize winners Carolyn Kizer and Yusef Komunyakaa. The verse of Gary Soto and the music and poetry of Joy Harjo and her band, Poetic Justice, round out the presentation that celebrates poetry in American life.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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