Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090522, 20080104
The author of After the Lost War: A Narrative about the Confederate soldier and poet Sydney Lanier, Andrew Hudgins’s most recent book, Ecstatic in the Poison is a lyrical look at middle-class America. Hudgins, who teaches at Ohio State University, still bears the marks of his Southern Baptist military upbringing in his work. He reads from his poetry and talks about the writing life.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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