Charles Bell - Bell reads poems from DELTA RETURN, based on his childhood in the South.
Charles Bell - Bell reads from a group of poems entitled The FIVE-CHAMBERED HEART and from his book
Marvin Bell - Bell reads a selection of his poems including "The Self and the Mulberry Tree" and "St
Cyrus Colter - The African-American novelist and short story writer reads the story "A Chance Meetin
Robert Dana - Dana reads selections from three of his poetry collections: IN A FUGITIVE SEASON, SOME
Stephen Dunn - Both Programs I & II include readings from Dunn's books of poetry and an intervie
Gary Gildner - Gildner reads "Letters From Vicksburg," a sequence of sonnets based on letters writte
Michael Harper - Much of Harper's poetry concerns jazz musicians. Here he reads from IMAGES OF KIN:
Jonathan Holden - Holden reads from his award-winning book DESIGN FOR A HOUSE.
Anselm Hollo - Hollo has published numerous volumes of translations of poetry. His own books of poem
Christopher Howell - Howell, author of WHY SHOULDN'T I and THE CRIME OF LUCK, reads poems about his
Richard Hugo - In this program, Hugo reads poems from WHITE CENTER.
ald Justice - Justice won the 1980 Pulitzer Prize for SELECTED POEMS. On this program, he reads odes
Maxine Kumin - Maxine Kumin reads poems from Up Country, for which she won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize i
Cynthia MacDonald - A former opera singer, MacDonald reads poems from her books WHOLES and TRANSPLAN
Dave Oliphant - Oliphant, a Texas poet, reads from LINES AND MOUNDS and FOOTPRINTS: POEMS 1961-1978.
Elder Olson - This poet and critic reads from OLSON'S PENNY ARCADE and his COLLECTED POEMS.
Toby Olson - Philadelphia poet Toby Olson's books include VECTORS, CITY, and a novel, THE LIFE OF JE
Judy Ray - Judy Ray, a co-founder of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, reads from PEBBLE RINGS, which recalls
Richard Rhodes - Rhodes reads excerpts from his books THE UNGODLY, HOLY SECRETS, and THE LAST SAFARI
Sonia Scott-Fleming - Scott-Fleming, a British author, reads two stories, "Word Groups" and "Statues
James Tate - Highly acclaimed for his work, James Tate won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award fo
Peter Taylor - Peter Taylor won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in fiction for his novel, A Summons to
Peter Taylor - Peter Taylor, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Malamud Award has written
Melvin B. Tolson - Robert M. Farnsworth discusses the influence of the writer and educator Melvin B.
ncluding interviews from 1980, 1987, and 2002, as well as excerpts from a 2002 live reading, fe
Maxine Kumin as we revisit a 1980 interview as part of this special U.S. Poet Laureate series.
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