Women Writers and CommunityPoetry, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120316
In this special anthology, we examine how some women writers create art that encourages community and connections across boundaries. Former Santa Fe Poet Laureate Valerie Martinez talks about her work with the nonprofit community organization, Littleglobe, and describes some of the struggles of women across the border in Juarez, Mexico. Iranian memoirist, Azar Nafisi, talks about the women in Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, and novelist Lisa See shares stories from Peony in Love, about Chinese women writers of the 17th century.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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