Jeanne Marie BeaumontPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120831, 20120302
Poet Jeanne Marie Beaumont talks about how her work pays tribute to some of her poetic foremothers and her passion for collecting. Her three collections of poetry include Curious Conduct, Placebo Effects, and Burning of the Three Fires, all assemblages of everyday objects, fairy tale imagery, and nods to writers who've influenced her, including Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson. Beaumont discusses her love of integrating different art forms and also talks about how poets collect sounds, words and images to create a dreamlike, imaginary world that connects us with time and history.
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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