Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20111202, 20110520
In this interview before an audience at the Kansas City Public Library, Christie Hodgen talks about her novels, Hello, I Must Be Going and Elegies for the Brokenhearted, which are populated by heartbreaking yet funny characters. Both books began as short stories so Hodgen discusses the craft of writing short and long-form fiction and why, despite her own happy childhood, her work often deals with dysfunctional families, handled with her trademark humor. She also talks about commonalities she shares with her father, poet John Hodgen.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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