Catalog Number: 19940509
Pulitzer Prize winner Carolyn Kizer shares her writing during a public reading in Tempe, Arizona. The feminist poet offers a personal look into her life and into her work while reading from her poetry collection Stories of My Life and her book of prose simply titled, Proses. Kizer details the advantages and disadvantages she faced being raised by two intellectual parents as well as the struggles she encountered as a woman scholar and poet. Kizer also shares how she responds to critics and her vision for a better world.
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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