Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20050713
Writer Janet Desaulniers was an up-and-coming author when she sold the second short story she had ever written to The New Yorker. Twenty-five years later, she published her first short story collection, What You’ve Been Missing after facing and triumphing over writers’ block. That collection won the prestigious John Simmons Award for short fiction from University of Iowa in 2004. She teaches in the MFA Writing program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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...
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