Catalog Number: 20030319
Founder of the women’s literary magazine, Helicon Nine, in 1997, Gloria Vando’s first poetry collection was published in 1993 and was a Walt Whitman finalist and won the Thorpe Menn Book Award. Vando’s poems often deal with her heritage, having grown up Puerto Rican in New York, the daughter of a well-known performer. In this interview, Vando reads from and discusses her newest collection, Shadows and Supposes, which was recorded at a reading given at The Writers Place in Kansas City.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
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