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.
In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, ...
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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