Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20000913, 19980401
In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín Espada talks about the poem he wrote about Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist serving a life sentence in prison for murder, and the refusal of NPR to air the poem because it was deemed too political. This activist poet and American Book Award winner for Imagine the Angels of Bread also talks about his Latino poetic heroes.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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