Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 19890317
A former Roman Catholic nun, DeFrees has written a series of "Holy Sonnets" that have been compared to the work of English poet John Donne. DeFrees reads poems and talks about her life and work before and after leaving the nunnery.
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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