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Madeline DeFrees

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 19890317

A former Roman Catholic nun, Madeline 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.

| Subject Matter: Religion, Sonnets | Interview Year: 1989 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Washington State Book Award, Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada |

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