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Gjertrud Schnackenberg

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Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20110318

Gjertrud Schnackenberg is the author of six poetry collections, including the 2010 book Heavenly Questions, and she reads from this elegiac tribute to her late husband.  Frequently cited by other prominent poets as their favorite poet, Schnackenberg discusses the technicalities of poetry, including rhyme, rhythm, iambic pentameter, and her particular love for the semicolon with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart. She also reads her earlier well-known poem "Supernatural Love."

| Subject Matter: Poetic Form, Elegy | Interview Year: 2011 | Genre: Poetry |

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