John Edgar WidemanFiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19851112
While at the 1985 Association of Writers and Writing Programs Conference, John Edgar Wideman read from his then unpublished novel Rueben, which tells the story of an aging African-American man who lives in an abandoned trailer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and serves as a "lawyer and go-between" on behalf of poor blacks in his neighborhood. A later 1991 program featuring John Edgar Wideman is also available in our audio archives.
The second half of this reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past and Present, begins with Wyatt Townley (2013-15), who introduces the Kansas Poet Laureate she followed, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (20...
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