Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20071214, 20070427
Winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for poetry for the book Late Wife, Claudia Emerson discusses her work that so aptly portrays the people of her native rural Virginia. Emerson, a former bookseller, mail carrier, and real estate agent, was a Witter Bynner Fellow selected in 2005 by then-U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser. In this program she reads from Late Wife, as well as from her other two books, Pharaoh, Pharaoh and Pinion: An Elegy, and talks about what led her to be a poet.
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 from her book, ...
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