Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100122, 20090731
A first generation American poet and 2009 NEA fellow, Aimee Nezhukumatathil discusses her two books of poety: the multi-award winning Miracle Fruit and At the Drive-in Volcano. She talks about writing poetry with a comic eye, and discusses the poetic form for which she named her dog, Villanelle. She also describes how her unique ethnic heritage-her father is from India and her mother from the Philippines-along with her interest in environmental writing are creative influences on her work.
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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