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On The Air
John Edgar Wideman
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19910208
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.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...