Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20010110, 20000531
A 1999 recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry, Leon Stokesbury was also the 1996 winner of the esteemed Poet’s Prize for his book, Autumn Rhythm: New and Selected Poems. He talks about this work collected over his 30 year writing career, and how he chose to shape this critically acclaimed book, which poet Pattiann Rogers has described as “both ribald and tender, rough and full of risk, yet lyrical and touching.”
In this archive recording, the late essayist and short story writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016) talks about his life as a writer, father, teacher, traveler, and much more. Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, McPherson graduated with degrees...
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phillis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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