Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19991020
Long recognized as a meditative poet with an almost mystical connection to animals and the natural world, Dan Gerber talks about his collection of poetry, Trying to Catch the Horses, which Annie Dillard praises as his most subtle and engaging book so far. He also reads from his re-released short story collection, Grass Fires, and discusses his other passion--race car driving--which he’s now returned to after a 33 year hiatus.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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