Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120210, 20110513
Poet Terrance Hayes reads from his 2010 collection, Lighthead, which won the National Book Award and was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He talks about some of the themes in his work dealing with light, shadow, and race, and also reads from his third book, Wind in a Box. Hayes also discusses the poetic impulse and how he shapes poetry from life.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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