Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20070615, 20060524
The role of fatherhood has been examined in myriad ways in the fiction of John Irving, from as far back as his best-selling 1978 novel The World According to Garp. In this interview, Irving discusses his most personal work to date—his 2005 novel Until I Find You. It traces the journeys of a mother and son trying to find a missing father, and it oddly coincided with Irving finally discovering what happened to his own birth father. Find out how life imitated fiction in this case, while also learning about Irving’s approach to his work.
Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, shares passages from his 2015 book City of Song (due to be re-released in 2019 by ...
We turn to our extensive archive to present this look back at the legacy of the legendary poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her 1949 poetry collection, Annie Allen, Brooks went on to influence g...
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