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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19910531
Hoffmann is a Nobel Laureate in chemistry. Although he still practices and teaches chemistry at Cornell University, Hoffmann has published two books of poems. In this program he talks about his dual interests and reads selections from his work.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...