Kathleen NorrisPoetry, essay
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100625, 20101231
A forgotten word returns in the book ACEDIA & ME by writer Kathleen Norris. She examines acedia, a kind of emotional sloth, and weaves personal experiences with the feeling, which was once one of the �eight bad thoughts� that became the seven deadly sins.
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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