Jim HarrisonPoetry, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20051019
In this stand-alone second half of an earlier interview, Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall and True North, confesses that though he’s best known for fiction, his true love is poetry. He reads from The Shape of the Journey: New and Collected Poems and also talks about the ups and downs of his screenwriting career. New Letters editor Robert Stewart discusses the editorial process and reads some of Harrison's poetry recently published in New Letters.
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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