Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060823, 20040526, 20031008, 20030827
A winner of the John Ciardi Prize for his book of poetry, Kentucky Swami, Tim Skeen gives insight into the lives of coal miners, hillbillies, steel workers and others who surrounded him while growing up in eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. He also reads some poems about family and the lyrical moments that make up everyday lives.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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