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.
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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