Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080328, 20070914
A MacArthur fellow and former editor of The American Poetry Review, Eleanor Wilner is known for her poetry that captures "cultural memory." Rather than her personal confessions as a peace and civil rights activist, she touches on topics ranging from ancient Greece to Hurricane Katrina and the cosmos. Besides her six collections of poetry, Wilner has written lyrics, set to music by Luna Pearl Woolf. Wilner discusses the power of artistic collaboration and reads from The Girl with Bees in Her Hair.
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...
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