Black Women WritersAnthology
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 20120224
As we cross from Black History Month into Women’s History Month, 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. The program also features the late Margaret Walker and Gwendolyn Brooks, as well as recordings from the Folkways collection called Black American History in Ballad, Song, and Prose.
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, ...
Kansas City Literary Events