Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20081205
Kevin Prufer, the author of four collections of poetry, talks about why he’s drawn to the elegy, and reads from his books, including the 2008 National Anthem. A 2007 NEA Literature Fellow in Poetry, Prufer is also editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing and serves on the board of directors for the National Book Critics Circle.
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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