Interviewed by: James McKinley
Catalog Number: 19990127
A South African writer of international acclaim, Mike Nicol discusses his third novel Horseman with former New Letters editor James McKinley, who visited the writer in his homeland. An allegory of spiritual damnation, this powerful book examines the myths within "civilization" and the criminal element attendant upon colonization. He also talks about The Ibis Tapestry, part of which was published in an issue of New Letters.
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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