Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990210, 19980622
The author of In the Blood, winner of the Morse Poetry Prize, and Cortege: Poems, a finalist for both the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Lambda Literary Award, Phillips' newest book From the Devotions is hailed by critics as his best yet. This collection continues Phillips' exploration of the romantic landscape of desire. He reads from his work and talks about his poetry.
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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