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.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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