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Judy Jordan

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20060419

Judy Jordan talks about growing up hardworking and poor in rural North Carolina.  She vowed she would never live like her parents, and began taking steps to educate herself.  She faced many setbacks, including a period of homelessness, before winning the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry collection, Carolina Ghost Woods.  She reads from that and her 2005 book 60 Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance

| Subject Matter: Rural North Carolina, Homelessness, Poverty | Interview Year: 2005 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: National Book Critics Circle Award |

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