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 the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, ...
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 Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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