Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060118, 20051026
Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her novel Gilead, Marilynne Robinson took over 20 years after her highly acclaimed 1981 first novel, Housekeeping, to come out with this second novel. A professor at the University of Iowa Writers Workshop since 1991, Robinson’s Gilead looks at three generations beginning with abolitionist days in Iowa and Kansas, and talks about how she incorporates the sense of place and of history into her work.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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