Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100528, 20090821
Old School, the 2003 novel by Tobias Wolff that was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award, is a selection for the National Endowment for the Arts program "The Big Read." Wolff talks about this book in front of an audience at the Kansas City Public Library where his appearance concludes the city-wide read of Old School. He also discusses fiction writing and his 2009 book, Our Story Begins: New and Selected Stories.
Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District, shares passages from his 2015 book City of Song (due to be re-released in 2019 by ...
We turn to our extensive archive to present this look back at the legacy of the legendary poet Gwendolyn Brooks. The first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize for her 1949 poetry collection, Annie Allen, Brooks went on to influence g...
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