Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20121109
Midwestern poet Trish Reeves discusses her latest work in New Letters magazine, which includes a series of poems accompanied by images of glass negatives and photos, depicting life around her great-grandfather, Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, the founder of the National Institute of Health. Reeves describes the historical significance of these negatives for both her own family’s heritage and the nation’s medical community. She also reads from her book, In the Knees of Gods and discusses the importance of writing poetry and keeping record.
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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