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.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the profou...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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