Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040602, 20021130, 20020320
Jo McDougall's female characters are so vibrant that an independent filmmaker produced a film based on several of her poems. She talks about the craft behind her work and how her southern roots have influenced her poetry. McDougall also reads from her 2001 book, Dirt, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Interviews with Jo McDougall from 1987 and 2017 are also available in our Audio Archives.
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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