Interviewed by: Dennis Conrow
Catalog Number: 20070622, 20061020
Billy Lombardo’s award-winning collection, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, prominently features his Chicago neighborhood of Bridgeport. In this interview with New Letters on the Air’s assistant producer, Dennis Conrow, Lombardo discusses the hallmarks of a coming-of-age story and the delicate dividing line between fiction and memoir. We also discover something about Lombardo’s beginnings as a writer during the pioneering days of slam poetry.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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