American SanctuariesPoetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20141003, 20110909, 20090911
New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special anthology of poets, novelists, and memoirists, who talk about how they found inspiration and refuge in the libraries of their youth. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Junot Díaz, Esmeralda Santiago, E.L. Doctorow, Anne Lamott and others tell stories about the importance of libraries to their development as writers and to our culture as a whole. Esmeralda Santiago also discussed her story of recovery through literature in the 2014 edition of Neurology Now.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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