Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20010516, 20000920
The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author of six novels, Jack Fuller, talks about his book, The Best of Jackson Payne, which explores the jazz world of mid-century America through the life of a fictional sax player. The novel, which Fuller structured to echo jazz forms and rhythms, deals with racism, addiction and man’s search for freedom. Fuller also talks about his beginnings as a journalist and how this is reflected in his writing of fiction.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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