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.
Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, shares passages from his 2015 book City of Song (due to be re-released in 2019 by ...
We turn to our extensive archive to present this look back at the legacy of the legendary poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her 1949 poetry collection, Annie Allen, Brooks went on to influence g...
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