Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040218, 20030528, 20030205
August Wilson best captured African-American life in the 20th century in plays such as Joe Turner's Come and Gone, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, and The Piano Lesson. In this interview Wilson, a two time Pulitzer Prize winner, talks about starting out as a playwright and how he creates such memorable characters who strike a chord with so many in his audience.
Growing up in a Philadelphia apartment above a liquor store, poet Ellen Bass thought her childhood was "the most mundane, pedestrian, unpoetic world you could possibly live in," but after many years and the death of her parents, she finds herself ...
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