Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990519
Founder and editor of The Best American Poetry series, David Lehman talks about his editorial work and how it contrasts and competes with his own writing of poetry. He reads from his 1996 collection, Valentine Place, and talks a bit about his controversial book, The Last Avant-Garde.
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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