Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau
Catalog Number: 19970414
In an interview with poet and professor Michelle Boisseau, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Carolyn Kizer reads from her most recent book, Harping On. Kizer is the author of more than twelve books of poetry and the founding editor of the poetry journal, Poetry Northwest. While discussing her career, which spans nearly half a century, Kizer reflects on the 1960s Women’s Liberation Movement and how it inspired her well-known poem, Profemina. Kizer also shares how she chose the title of her latest book of poetry and why she is proud to be harpie.
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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