Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 19890512
Barrax worked in a steel mill, drove a cab, and carried mail before becoming a poet, a professor, and editor of a black literary magazine. In this program, he reads from THE DEATH OF ANIMALS AND LESSER GODS and talks about trends in black writing.
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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