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.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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