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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19950227
Rios reads from several books of poems, including TEODORO LUNA'S TWO KISSES, which takes a sometimes surrealistic look at his ancestors. He also talks about the hurdles he had to overcome as a young Chicano entering English-speaking schools in Arizona.
Naomi Shihab Nye
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...