Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20191025
Randall Freisinger is the author of five collections of poetry, including his 2019 book Windthrow and Salvage. He reads from early work included in his May Swenson Poetry Award-winning Plato's Breath, and talks about the mentorship he's received from two former state poets laureate: the late Bill Kloefkorn of Nebraska and Missouri's William Trowbridge. The professor emeritus of Michigan Tech University shares stories about teaching writing to engineers and scientists, and about co-editing the special baseball issue of New Letters magazine, with the late editor, Jim McKinley. The second part of this interview with Randall Freisinger is available in our audio archives.
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