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.
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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