More Life DistilledPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080404
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of America’s most distinguished appointments for a poet. This program gives a short history of the 70 year-old position, along with conversations and readings by two poets who recently held the post, Ted Kooser and Donald Hall, as well as the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Simic.
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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