Dan JaffePoetry, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170127, 20020925, 20020501
Poet Dan Jaffe, the guest co-editor of a recent issue of New Letters magazine that focuses on jazz, has always combined his poetry and his love of music in performances with modern composers of opera and classical music, as well as jazz. In this program, he reads from Festival and Playing the Word: Jazz Poems, which explores the jazz world, especially the Celestial City, a nickname for Kansas City.
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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