Leslie Adrienne MillerPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090313, 20080118
Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller became fascinated by 17th century medical illustrations, and the myths and ignorance that surrounded female anatomy in scientific literature all the way until the 20th century. She uses these themes in her poetry collection The Resurrection Trade, and discusses what it was like to become a first-time mother at age 45. She also reads from Eat Quite Everything You See.
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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