Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20150529, 20140627
Working as a trail supervisor for Maine's Acadia National Park, Christian Barter isn't your typical poet. His mother, who was a folk singer touring Greenwich Village during the same era as Bob Dylan, and his stepfather inspired his first love--music--as well as an appreciation for nature, but he admits it was poetry that truly gave him a sense of belonging. Barter also talks about the mentorship he received from his teacher and fellow New Englander, Sydney Lea, Poet Laureate of Vermont (2011-15). He reads from his lyrical first book, The Singers I Prefer, and his 2014 Maine Literary Award winning collection, In Someone Else's House.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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