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.
Poet Michelle Boisseau died November 15, 2017 from cancer at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the Kansas City Public Library, the late Michelle Boisseau discusses her fifth book, ...
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