A.R. Ammons - Ammons, recipient of many poetry prizes, reads from LAKE EFFECT COUNTRY and A COAST OF
Ann Struthers - Jim Barnes and Ann Struthers, two Midwest poets published in NEW LETTERS, read from
Jim Barnes - Jim Barnes and Ann Struthers read from their poetry. Poet and fiction writer Ann Struth
David Bradley - Bradley reads three excerpts from THE CHANEYSVILLE INCIDENT, his PEN/Faulkner Award-
Gwendolyn Brooks - While at a live reading at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, Gwendolyn Broo
compilation made from a 1984 program and parts 1 and 2 of a 1988 interview, Brooks r
Janet Burroway - Florida poet and fiction writer Janet Burroway reads from "Winn Dixie," printed in
Janet Burroway - Now the author of seven novels, and numerous collections of essays as well as liter
Grace Cavalieri - Cavalieri reads poems from several of her books, including BODY FLUIDS, CREATURE C
Paul Christensen - Christensen, a Texan, reads from THE VECTORY and SIGNS OF THE WHELMING, two of hi
John Ciardi - Ciardi reads several poems from THE BIRDS OF POMPEII and talks with NEW LETTERS ON THE
Robert Day - This program is a dramatization of Day's story "Speaking French in Kansas."
Richard Eberhart - Eberhart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, reads from FLORIDA POEMS and talks about
Donald Finkel - Poet Donald Finkel reads from WHAT MANNER OF BEAST and from THE DETACHABLE MAN. His
Constance Urdang - Poet Donald Finkel reads from WHAT MANNER OF BEAST and from THE DETACHABLE MAN. H
Maureen Freely - Freely reads the first chapter of her novel THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, the story of a g
William Hathaway - Hathaway, a poet from upstate New York, reads from THE GYMNAST OF INERTIA.
David Madden - Madden reads "In the Bag," a short story.
Heather McHugh - The winner of the Houghton Mifflin New Poetry Series Award for her books of poetry
Peter Meinke - Meinke gives a public reading of his story "A Decent Life," set in the "not-so-distan
Julia Older - Julia Older reads poems from Hermaphroditus in America and Oonts and Others; she
Felix Pollack - Pollack is a Wisconsin poet whose work is strongly influenced by his life in Vienna,
Cilfford D. Simak - Pollack is a Wisconsin poet whose work is strongly influenced by his early exper
James Ragan - Poet-playwright Ragan reads from a variety of his works, including his first book of p
David Ray - Ray reads from "Images of India," poems inspired by his year-long stay in India, and a s
Constance Scheerer - Scheerer, a Kansas poet, reads from her book WRITING IN WINTER, written in her
James Schevill - Schevill, who writes poetry, fiction, and plays, reads from THE AMERICAN FANTASIES:
Grace Schulman - Schulman reads poems from her books BURN DOWN THE ICONS and HEMISPHERES.
William Stafford - Winner of the National Book Award, William Stafford is the author of many books o
Gerald Stern - Gerald Stern was in his late 40s when he published his first book; in 1991 he was nam
Lucien Stryk - Stryk is a poet who does not consider his work a part of any particular school of poe
Robert Sward - Sward's books include KISSING THE DANCER, THOUSAND-YEAR-OLD FIANCEE and HORGBORTOM ST
Megan Terry - Together with actors, Obie-winning playwright Megan Terry reads excerpts from COUPLING
Mona Van Duyn - Mona Van Duyn, a National Book Award winner and former professor at Washington Unive
Diane Wakoski - In this live reading for the Midwest Poets Series, the widely published poet Diane W
Cary Waterman - Waterman, a Minnesota poet, reads from THE SALAMANDER MIGRATION.
Daniel Wolff - New York poet Wolff reads a series of poems printed as NEWS OF THE STREET and posted
and poems for children, and a 1984 interview with then New Letters editor, David Ray. &nbs
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