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 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, ...
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