Garrison KeillorEssay, Poetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20070518
The popular host of public radio's A Prairie Home Companion and The Writer's Almanac, Garrison Keillor discusses his love and appreciation for poetry and his belief that it is a necessary part of public discourse. He reads from the preface of his most recent poetry anthology, Good Poems for Hard Times. Keillor also takes on modern politics in another recent book, Homegrown Democrat: A Few Plain Thoughts From the Heart of America, in which he defends the progressive ideals that early Midwestern settlers espoused.
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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