Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20080222
Major Jackson’s poems are often set against a Philadelphia backdrop, with its clubs and local jazz celebrities. Jackson knows and speaks the language of the ethnic communities within the large cityscape of America. The author of two books of poetry and the recipient of a Cave Canem Poetry Prize, and Whiting Writers Award, Jackson talks about and reads from his collections,Hoops and Leaving Saturn.
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, ...
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