Interviewed by: Michael Pritchett
Catalog Number: 20041117
Author Mary Troy was born in Florissant, Missouri and later lived in south St. Louis—two different cities from which she drew upon to craft the vivid characters that populate the stories of her first collection, Joe Baker is Dead. Troy reads from this and from The Alibi Café, a second collection published by BkMk Press, which pulls from her experiences in St. Louis and Hawaii.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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