Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20060705, 20050824
New Letters founder and former editor David Ray reads from his latest book of poems The Death of Sardanapalus and Other Poems of the Iraq Wars that examines war from ancient times until now. Ray and the current New Letters editor Robert Stewart discuss the role pacifism plays among protest poets, especially in the work of the late William Stafford, and the relevance of such work today.
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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