Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080208
In the second part of this interview with poet Kevin Young, he talks in-depth about his 2007 collection For the Confederate Dead, which reclaims the original meaning of a confederate as a companion. He reads his tribute to Gwendolyn Brooks, another poet who preceded him from his hometown of Topeka, Kansas, and to another Midwestern poet, Langston Hughes.
Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's history, literature and music. He reveals what he learned studying with poet Wendell Berry and the profou...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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