Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20020918, 20010530, 20001108
The author of three novels set in a fictional community in rural Colorado, Kent Haruf talks about his most book, Plainsong, which was a finalist for the 1999 National Book Award. He also talks about his influences and the craft of writing, and how his process includes a highly unusual method of “writing blind” to complete his first draft.
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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