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On The Air
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19970519
A poet who has been described as a modern Emily Dickinson, Pastan explores her world in AN EARLY AFTERLIFE, conjuring up the woods around her house and the people within her past and present.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...