John Edgar WidemanFiction
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19920807, 19910208
John Edgar Wideman reads and discusses his searing novel Philadelphia Fire, which uses the infamous burning of the Move cult house in West Philadelphia by police as a start of an exploration of the role of black men in America. An earlier 1985 program featuring John Edgar Wideman is also available in our audio archives.
Once called "America's most fiercely honest poet" by Progressive magazine, Alicia Ostriker, the New York State Poet (2018-2020), is also a feminist, critic and scholar. Winner of the William Carlos Williams award and a two-time final...
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