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Colleen J. McElroy

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20040512, 19990901, 19990217

A former speech pathologist turned poet and scholar, Colleen J. McElroy has written books of poetry and essays that capture the various worlds she has inhabited--from the urban black neighborhood of her youth to the African island-nation of Madagascar, where she was a Fulbright scholar.  She talks about two of her books: a travel memoir called A Long Way From St. Louie and her collection of poetry, Travelling Music, and relates how her wanderlust shaped not only her life, but her creative work.  

| Subject Matter: Memoir, St. Louis, Madagascar, Travel | Interview Year: 1999 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: Fulbright Scholar |

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