Search Results: 1997


20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LE

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR A

Judy Ray - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, discuss two decad

20th Anniversary of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR B

Robert Stewart - Judy Ray and Robert Stewart, the co-founders of NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR, discuss two

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

Yehuda Amichai - In honor of the Jewish holidays, a public poetry reading by Israel’s most imp

Blevins (May 12, 1997)

Win Blevins - Award winning STONE SONG is a multi-layered and complex look at the life of Crazy Hors

Bloom (July 28, 1997)

Amy Bloom - A renowned short-story writer, Bloom discusses her first novel, LOVE INVENTS US, and she

Butala (August 25, 1997)

Sharon Butala - One of the Canada's best-selling novelists, Butala talks about her memoir of midlife

Cogan (March 23, 1998)

Priscilla Cogan - Winner of the Small Press Book Award for Fiction, WINONA'S WEB is based on Cogan's

Collier (June 23, 1997)

Michael Collier - A Pushcart Prize winner and director of the Breadloaf Writers Conference, Collier

Cook-Lynn (March 3, 1997)

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn - Poet, literary scholar, and Native American feminist, Cook-Lynn talks about he

Dickey II (July 7, 1997)

James Dickey - This memorial program contains excerpts from Program I with updates about Dickey's li

Dorris III (July 14, 1997)

Michael Dorris - This memorial program contains Program I with more details about the life and death

Duemer (May 26, 1997)

Joseph Duemer - Poetry editor of the WALLACE STEVENS JOURNAL in upstate New York, Duemer talks about

Eady (February 16, 1998)

Cornelius Eady - The New York poet talks about his collection YOU DON'T MISS YOUR WATER, a remarkabl

Espada, Martín (September 16, 1997)

Martín Espada - The author of five books of poetry, Martín  Espada's collection, 

Espada, Martín (April 1, 1998)

Espada - In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín  Espa

Finch (March 16, 1998)

Annie Finch - Women's experiences, past and present, real and invented, fill the pages of EVE, the d

Friman, Alice (May 18, 1998)

Alice Friman - Alice Friman's poems often reflect settings around the world and have been published

Giovanni, Nikki (February 4, 2004)

Nikki Giovanni - A legend in her own time, Nikki Giovanni first gained popularity in the 1960s with

Hester (November 3, 1997)

herine Hester - Winner of the 1997 Bakeless Prize and a fellowship to the Breadloaf Writers Conferen

Hillman (July 6, 1997)

Brenda Hillman - This celebrated poet talks about her collection LOOSE SUGAR, which explores time, s

Jen, Gish (August 12, 1997)

Gish Jen - Gish Jen talks about her novel Mona in the Promised Land, which turns ideas about ethnici

Jensen (December 7, 1997)

Carolyn Jensen - Winner of the Heartland Short Fiction Prize, Jensen is a poet and fiction writer.

Joseph (February 8, 1998)

Allison Joseph - Though born in England to parents from the Caribbean, Joseph spent most of her chil

Keillor (May 11, 1998)

Garrison Keillor - The popular host of public radio's A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION, Keillor is also the

Kennedy, Thomas E. (August 18, 1997)

had three books published in 1997, including his novel The Book of Angels and a collection of

Kizer, Carolyn (April 14, 1997)

Carolyn Kizer - In an interview with poet and professor Michelle Boisseau, Pulitzer-Prize winning po

Krementz, Jill (November 17, 1997)

Jill Krementz - This famous photographer has followed the lives of over 1,500 of America's greatest

Lee II (April 13, 1998)

Li-Young Lee - In this poetry reading for the Midwest Poets Series, Lee entertains the audience with

Lewis (December 8, 1997)

William Henry Lewis - Winner of the 1993 Sonja H. Stone Fiction Contest, Lewis reads from his prize-

McCourt (November 10, 1997)

Frank McCourt - The Irish-born author talks about his Pulitzer Prize-winning book, ANGELA'S ASHES, w

Norris (September 8, 1997)

Kathleen Norris - Known for her bestseller DAKOTA: A SPIRITUAL GEOGRAPHY, Norris talks about the pro

Ortiz (April 28, 1997)

Simon Ortiz - One of the Southwest's finest writers, Ortiz talks about his collection AFTER AND BEFO

Pastan II (May 19, 1997)

Linda Pastan - A poet who has been described as a modern Emily Dickinson, Pastan explores her world

Peacock, Molly (April 29, 2000)

Molly Peacock - Recipient of numerous honors from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Natio

Rhodes III (January 19, 1998)

Richard Rhodes - A Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Rhodes talks about his most recent book DEADLY FEA

Rooks (February 10, 1997)

Noliwe Rooks - Noliwe Rooks discusses the politics of hair in her book HAIR RAISING: BEAUTY, CULTURE

Shields C (January 26, 1998)

Carol Shields - Author of the best-selling novel THE STONE DIARIES, which won the 1995 Pulitzer and

Simeti (October 6, 1997)

Mary Simeti - An American author who settled in Sicily in 1962, Simeti talks about her book ON PERSE

Stone II (September 4, 1997)

Robert Stone - Stone talks with James McKinley about his craft and his views on America and reads fr

Swift (September 29, 1997)

Graham Swift - One of Britain's most acclaimed writers, Swift reads from his 1996 Booker Prize winne

Walker A (March 30, 1997)

Alice Walker - Author of the beloved novel THE COLOR PURPLE, Walker reads from her favorite book, TH

Wolitzer (June 16, 1997)

Hilma Wolitzer - A novelist honored with an American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters Award

Young Bear (January 20, 1997)

Ray Young Bear - A recognized contributor to the field of Native American literature, Young Bear rea

Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice (March 20, 2015)

1994 with Rebekah Presson and 1997 with fellow poet, Michelle Boisseau.

December Festivals (December 26, 1997)

December Festivals - In this special anthology, we feature literature and commentary about the Decem

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UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 


Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.