Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20070713
A fifth-generation Kansan whose poems and essays consider the openness and majesty of the prairie and its natural inhabitants, Low begins her two-year term as the second Poet Laureate of Kansas this July. A professor at Haskell Indian Nations University, she discusses the native influences on her work and reads from her most recent books, Words of a Prairie Alchemist and her New and Selected Poems.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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