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Victor Hernandez Cruz
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19950327
In RED BEANS, Cruz's poetry and prose evoke the history of his native Puerto Rico from the perspective of one who spends much of his life on the American mainland. Cruz talks about his crusade to demonstrate the mixing of Spanish and English.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...