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Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19951025
Young's first book of poems was published as part of the National Poetry Series. This Harvard graduate wrote a series of poems about family history, especially his mother's rural, southern, black family. He also rewrites famous incidents in Black history.
Black Women Writers in History
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...
Michigan native Marcus Wicker talks about how his poetry has progressed since his early days with poetry slams and reads from the 2011 National Poetry Series winning collection, ...