Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040505
Noted Missouri poet Michael Burns draws inspiration from poets William Stafford and Robert Frost. A professor of creative writing at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Burns has published four books of poetry including The Secret Names and It Will Be All Right in the Morning. He reads from the later and discusses how he seeks inspiration from poetry over faith.
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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