Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040121, 20010228
Poet and feminist Robin Becker talks about the development of her poetry and how her own closeted feelings about her sexuality kept her work from being as revealing--that is, until her fourth collection, All-American Girl, which went on to win the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian poetry. She also describes the literary influence of Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Maxine Kumin, who demanded honesty in her work. You’ll also hear a reading of several poems from her 2000 book, The Horse Fair.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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