Catalog Number: 20020109
Dorianne Laux reads from her 2000 book Smoke at this 2001 Midwest Poets Series reading. She is the author of five collections of poetry as varied in content and tone as the jobs she's held as sanatorium cook, maid, and gas station manager.
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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