Patty Seyburn & Molly PeacockPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990414
In this program which celebrates burgeoning young poets, Molly Peacock talks about the power of poetry in our lives and introduces Patty Seyburn (shown). Winner of the Notable Book Award for 2000 from the Notable Book Council of the American Library Association, awarded for “significant contribution to the expansion of knowledge or the pleasure provided to readers,” Seyburn reads from her noteworthy first collection, Diasporadic, which was published in 1998 as a result of winning the Marianne Moore Poetry Prize. Her reading includes not only personal poetry that explores her Jewish roots, but also includes works honoring historic women.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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