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.
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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