Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau
Catalog Number: 20030723, 20020116, 20000209
In part two of this interview, Marilyn Nelson reads more from her books, including Mama's Promises and her new and selected poems. She also talks about her focus on black history in her poetry, and specifically how she weaves biography and form together to create the works. Nelson also answers questions posed by a poetry class about her joy of composition and words.
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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