Anthony GroomsFiction, Poetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20030820, 20030219
Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Award honoring authors whose writing centers around social inequities, Anthony Grooms came of age in the South during the Civil Rights movement, and its influence and experience permeate his work. In this interview, Grooms discusses his novel, Bombingham, and the unique inner struggles experienced by many in his generation with the uncertainty of their personal commitment to social change.
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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