Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19890113
Clifton talks about her poetry and reads excerpts from GOOD WOMAN, including a "memoir" in verse. In the work, she tells about five generations of her family, including her great-great-grandmother, who was a slave.
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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