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.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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