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.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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