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The Cruelest Month

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170331, 20110401, 20100402

"April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land..." The famous words of poet T.S. Eliot prompted us to mix this anthology of American poets, who examine the mysteries of love in various forms. Listen to former Poets Laureate Billy CollinsCharles SimicRita Dove, Donald Hall and Kay Ryan (shown), as well as the current holder of the post Juan Felipe Herrera. We also hear from poets Randall MannDebra MarquartElizabeth Alexander, and Alberto Rios who offer their poetic insights into the ambiguous and enticing world of love.

| Subject Matter: Anthology, Love, American Poets | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry |

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Kansas City Literary Events

Shayla Lawson & Jermaine Thompson

Thursday, January 17, 2019
Kansas City, Mo.

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.