Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020904, 20010912, 19961202, 19961202
Georgia poet Coleman Barks is probably best known for his translations of the 13th century mystic and Sufi poet, Jelaladin Rumi, who lived in what is now known as Afghanistan. Barks talks about his translations, which have occupied him for over 25 years, and how they have affected his poetic work in general. He also reads and sings from his own book of poetry, Gourd Seed.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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