C. Dale YoungPoetry
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20110812, 20100611
A poet who admits that "90% of his time" is taken up by his day-job, oncologist C. Dale Young talks with New Letters editor, Robert Stewart, about the tradition of the physician-poet. Also the poetry editor of the New England Review, Young discusses how the act of writing a poem is a political act, and what separates it from propaganda. He reads from his 2007 collection, The Second Person, and his 2011 book, Torn.
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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