Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080125
The Melancholy Fate of Captain Lewis is about Meriwether Lewis's great journey twice across North America. The novel traces his difficult life and untimely end, and parallels his crisis with the modern day character, Bill Lewis, a biographer. Pritchett, a professor of creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a John Simmons Short Fiction Award winner, discusses the challenges of writing a novel, and the academic's quest to categorize fiction.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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