Interviewed by: Mike Pettengell
Catalog Number: 19991110
A free-lance travel writer who has published incisive books on Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, Robert Kaplan now turns his discerning gaze on his own country. An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future is this easterner’s journey into the heartland and to the West Coast to record his observations about the fragmentation and erosion of community. Kaplan reads from this book and talks about his body of work as a whole.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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