Kelly CherryPoetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 19981120
The author of over a dozen books, including poetry, novels and essays, Kelly Cherry reads from her collection of poetry, Death and Transfiguration. She talks with New Letters editor, Robert Stewart, about this book and her attempt to capture in words, not her own sense of loss, but the people behind the poetry, and about the significance of storytelling for everyone.
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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