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.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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