Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19870724, 19860613
In this program, Philip Levine, a National Book Award winner in poetry for his book Ashes, reads from his Selected Poems. Levine talks about his poetic resurgence as well as the discipline he has used to carefully craft his life so that he may be available to his poetry.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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