Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19890414
Twice a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship for the Humanities, Willis Barnstone is the author of dozens of books, including memoir and poetry. In this program, Barnstone, who is also a prominent translator of Ancient Greek poets and a New Testament and Gnostic scholar, reads sonnets and talks about his time living in China. Visit our Audio Archives to hear more with Willis Barnstone in a 2011 interview that also includes his daughter, the poet Aliki Barnstone.
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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