Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20071012
Poet Kevin Young, influenced by both film noir and jazz, uses cinematic and musical elements when crafting his books of poetry that prominently feature African-American historical figures and themes. The author of five books of poetry and the editor of four other collections, Young talks about and reads from his 2007 book, For the Confederate Dead, as well as his earlier collections, To Repel Ghosts and Jelly Roll, winner of the Paterson Poetry Prize and a finalist for the National Book Award.
In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, ...
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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