Yona Harvey and Terrance HayesPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130412, 20110211
Husband and wife poets, Terrance Hayes and Yona Harvey talk about their work and how they balance their creative lives and family. Hayes reads poems from his 2010 National Book Award-winning collection, Lighthead, while Harvey shares work from her 2013 book, Hemming the Water. Unsentimental and straight forward, this 2011 conversation shares insight about the creative process and the two very different approaches to writing for this couple.
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