Catalog Number: 19830107
Known as a poet of social protest, Muriel Rukeyser's first collection of poetry, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1935. Since then her work has been influenced by events as varied as the Scottsboro trial in Alabama to the civil war in Spain. Rukeyser talks about poetry and reads from her work in this program, recorded at a public reading at the 1964 YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York by guest producer Dennis Bernstein.
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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