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2009 Review (December 25, 2009)

2009 Review - In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 th

González, Rigoberto (October 7, 2016)

Rigoberto González - In 2015, Rigoberto González received The Bill Whitehead Award for Lifet

Alegria I (April 5, 1991)

Claribel Alegria - The Nicaraguan-based poet and writer talks about her autobiographical novel LUISA

Alegria II (March 4, 1996)

Claribel Alegria - Alegria, one of Central America's most widely read poets, reads from her collecti

Alexie, Sherman (September 24, 2003)

Sherman Alexie - A Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, Sherman Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reserv

American Greats (June 29, 1998)

American Greats: A Celebration of American Writers - This program features archive recordings of som

Amichai, Yehuda (September 12, 2001)

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

Baca (April 12, 1991)

Jimmy Santiago Baca - A Mexican-American, Baca taught himself to read and write while in prison for

Baker W (July 26, 1985)

Will Baker - Poet and nonfiction writer Will Baker reads poems, some relating to farm life in Califo

Baraka, Amiri (February 12, 1988)

Amiri Baraka - Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s

Baraka, Amiri (February 14, 2001)

Amiri Baraka - Prominent poet and playwright, Amiri Baraka (formerly known as LeRoi Jones) has been

Baxter, Charles (September 15, 1989)

Charles Baxter - All Things Considered book reviewer, Alan Cheuse says, "Charles Baxter's stori

Buckley (June 10, 1996)

Christopher Buckley - Poet and essayist Christopher Buckley talks about growing up in Southern Calif

Cherry I (April 10, 1987)

Kelly Cherry - Widely published poet and fiction writer Kelly Cherry reads poems arising from coming

Cherry, Kelly (November 18, 1998)

Kelly Cherry - The author of over a dozen books, including poetry, novels and essays, Kelly Cherry r

Codrescu (January 1, 1988)

Andrei Codrescu - Codrescu is the author of several volumes of poetry and two autobiographies. He co

Codrescu, Andrei (August 24, 2007)

Andrei Codrescu - International Voices Andrei Codrescu, the wry, Romanian poet and essayist known to

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (May 5, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Judith Ortiz Cofer's work often reflects her Puerto Rican heritage and her chil

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (October 7, 1998)

Judith Ortiz Cofer - Puerto Rican writer Judith Cofer talks about how her heritage has influenced he

Cruz (March 27, 1995)

Victor Hernandez Cruz - In RED BEANS, Cruz's poetry and prose evoke the history of his native Puerto

Deagon (July 11, 1986)

Ann Deagon - Deagon is a professor of classics and author of several books of fiction and poetry. He

Di Blasi, Debra (May 10, 2000)

Debra Di Blasi - A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been calle

Dickey I (December 4, 1987)

James Dickey - Dickey won the National Book Award in 1966 for BUCKDANCER'S CHOICE, but he is best kn

Dickey II (July 7, 1997)

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

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee (September 6, 2000)

Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni - The award-winning poet and writer of fiction and creative non-fiction,

Dobyns (April 18, 1986)

Stephen Dobyns - Poet, novelist, and screenwriter Stephen Dobyns reads poems from his collection CEM

Doty, Mark (June 30, 1999)

Mark Doty - Mark Doty's poetic verse has been characterized as elegant and often melancholy, offerin

Dybek, Stuart (November 9, 2007)

Stuart Dybek - Short story writer Stuart Dybek grew up in a Polish-American neighborhood on the sout

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen (January 7, 2007)

Epiphanies: Why They Wield the Pen - Ten writers talk about what prompted them to begin writing in t

Fennelly, Beth (May 6, 2011)

Beth Ann Fennelly - Beth Ann Fennelly has written four books of poetry in the last decade, along wit

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write (November 7, 2014)

A Call to Words: Veterans & Why They Write - Vietnam veterans and poets, Bill Bauer and H.C. Palmer

Gallagher (January 22, 1993)

Tess Gallagher - The author of several books of short stories and poetry, Gallagher reads poems from

Garrett (November 11, 1988)

George Garrett - Garrett is the author of dozens of books of poems, stories, and nonfiction, as well

Gildner, Gary (December 31, 2003)

Gary Gildner - Gary Gildner, the author of 17 books of poetry, fiction, and memoir--all reflecting h

Gonzalez (October 16, 1992)

Ray Gonzalez - Gonzalez edited the anthology of essays, poems, and stories WITHOUT DISCOVERY: A NATI

Goodman (October 25, 1985)

Mitchell Goodman - Goodman, who is also known as a novelist and political activist, reads from his p

Grooms, Anthony (August 20, 2003)

Anthony Grooms - Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Awa

Harrison, Jim (October 19, 2005)

Jim Harrison - In this stand-alone second half of an earlier interview, Jim Harrison, author of Lege

Harrison, Jim (July 20, 2005)

Jim Harrison - Poet and novelist Jim Harrison discusses his latest novel True North.  Perhaps b

Hebald I (January 13, 1979)

Carol Hebald - Hebald, an actress, fiction writer, and poet, reads the first two chapters of her nov

Hebald II (March 24, 1979)

Carol Hebald - A continuation of Program I, Hebald, an actress, fiction writer, and poet, reads the

Into the Millennium (December 29, 1999)

Into the Millennium - A special show that takes a comic look at our Y2K fears, while also presenting

Jaffe I (April 12, 1985)

Dan Jaffe - Jaffe reads a short story and excerpts from THE MUSCLES AND BONES THAT CARRY US TO LOVE,

Jaffe II (June 3, 1988)

Dan Jaffe - Jaffe reads from ROUND FOR ONE VOICE, poems about his New Jersey childhood and the exper

Jaffe, Dan (January 27, 2017)

Dan Jaffe - Poet Dan Jaffe, the guest co-editor of a recent issue of New Letters magazine that focus

Jensen (December 7, 1997)

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

Jiles, Paulette (January 5, 2005)

Paulette Jiles - American-Canadian author Paulette Jiles reads from her book Enemy Women, a novel se

Jin, Ha (August 31, 2007)

Ha Jin - The Chinese born writer Ha Jin began his literary life as a poet, and though he still conti

Jong I (May 21, 1993)

Erica Jong - Jong, best known for her six novels, is also an acclaimed poet with seven volumes of po

Jong II (September 3, 1993)

Erica Jong - A continuation of Program I, Jong, best known for her six novels, is also an acclaimed

Joyce I (August 9, 1978)

William Joyce - Poet and fiction writer Joyce reads his poems, including "Small Town" and "Lewisburg

Kasischke, Laura (May 31, 2006)

Laura Kasischke - This young writer’s poetry and fiction "scratches the surface of daily life,

Kauffman (March 21, 1986)

Janet Kauffman - Kauffman, an award-winning fiction writer, reads poems from THE WEATHER BOOK and ta

Kricorian, Nancy (December 3, 1998)

Nancy Kricorian - A published poet, Nancy Kricorian talks about her first novel, Zabelle, which is l

Rodriguez, Linda (October 4, 2013)

Linda Rodriguez - In this compilation program featuring archive audio from a 2009 interview as well

Lopate (November 29, 1991)

Philip Lopate - Lopate writes poems and novels, but is best known for his personal essays. In his b

Marquart, Debra (March 6, 2009)

Debra Marquart - Growing up on a North Dakota farm, Debra Marquart couldn't wait to leave. Now, she

Martinez (June 12, 1995)

Demetria Martinez - Poet and journalist Demetria Martinez won the Western States Book Award for her

McElroy, Colleen J. (May 12, 2004)

Colleen J. McElroy - A former speech pathologist turned poet and scholar, Colleen J. McElroy has wri

Mora I (January 13, 1997)

Pat Mora - A Latina poet, essayist, and native of El Paso, Mora talks about the region she loves, th

Mora II (May 5, 1997)

Pat Mora - In the second part of this interview, Mora talks about the importance of writing for cult

Nagai, Mariko (June 8, 2012)

Mariko Nagai - Japanese poet and fiction writer Mariko Nagai has lived all over the globe, from Brus

Operation Homecoming (November 9, 2005)

Operation Homecoming - Operation Homecoming is a collaboration between the National Endowment for th

Nicholson & Taylor (May 17, 1985)

Joseph Nicholson - Nicholson reads a sequence of prose poems and short fiction pieces; Taylor reads

Nicholson & Taylor A (May 17, 1985)

William E. Taylor - Nicholson reads a sequence of prose poems and short fiction pieces; Taylor read

Outtake Heaven (October 14, 1998)

Outtake Heaven - In tandem with public radio station fundraisers around the country, we present this

Packard, William (May 20, 1983)

William Packard - William Packard, a poet, playwright, novelist, and founding editor of New York Qua

Peacock, Molly (May 9, 2001)

Molly Peacock - Molly Peacock is the author of four collections of poetry. Her book, Paradise, Piece

Phillips, Robert (June 6, 2001)

Robert Phillips - Author or editor of over 25 books of poetry, fiction, and criticism, Robert Philli

Rankine, Claudia (February 13, 2009)

Claudia Rankine - Jamaican-born poet Claudia Rankine’s work “goes directly to the object

Ray, David (November 5, 2003)

David Ray - Poet, essayist, fiction writer, and former editor of New Letters and New

Reed II (February 24, 1989)

Ishmael Reed - Reed, an outspoken and controversial proponent of intercultural art events, reads poe

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

Ishmael Reed - The author of numerous books of poetry, plays, essays and fiction, Ishmael Reed conti

Salisbury (June 8, 1984)

Ralph Salisbury - Salisbury talks about his Native American heritage, and reads poems from GOING TO

Sanchez, Sonia (March 23, 2012)

Sonia Sanchez - One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement and author of more than

Santos B I (May 8, 1978)

Bienvenido Santos - This Filipino writer reads several of his poems as well as the short story "A Vi

Santos B II (May 8, 1978)

Bienvenido Santos - Santos reads poems and his short story "The House That I Built." He also discuss

Sapphire (August 17, 2012)

Sapphire - Born Ramon Lofton, the poet and fiction writer took the name “Sapphire” beca

Schevill (June 1, 1984)

James Schevill - Schevill, who writes poetry, fiction, and plays, reads from THE AMERICAN FANTASIES:

Scott, Joanna Catherine (June 5, 2002)

Joanna Catherine Scott - This Australian born writer discusses her third novel, The Lucky Gourd Shop

Soto I (April 9, 1982)

Gary Soto - Soto writes about his childhood among the migrant farm workers of California's San Joaqu

Soto II (January 10, 1992)

Gary Soto - Soto writes about his childhood among the migrant farm workers of California's San Joaqu

Soto, Gary (October 2, 2009)

Gary Soto - Gary Soto talks about his early beginnings as a poet, and as a poor Mexican-American kid

Stewart, Robert (May 2, 2008)

Robert Stewart - New Letters magazine is the winner of the National Magazine Award in the category o

Take Me Out to the Ballgame (October 23, 2009)

Take Me Out to the Ballgame - America's Pastime comes to a close for another year in October with th

Tapahonso I (October 9, 1992)

Luci Tapahonso - Tapahonso was born on the Navajo reservation at Shiprock, New Mexico, and grew up t

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice (August 18, 2017)

Conger Beasley: Past American Voice - We honor the Past American Voice of Conger Beasley Jr.(1940-20

Women Writers and Community (March 16, 2012)

Women Writers and Community - In this special anthology, we examine how some women writers create ar

Young, Al (November 7, 1986)

Al Young - Poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer Al Young reads the story "Green Onions, Booker T. a

Young, Al (November 22, 1993)

Al Young - Poet, novelist, and non-fiction writer Al Young discusses combatting black stereotyp

Shumaker, Peggy (July 19, 2013)

Peggy Shumaker - After recovering from a nearly fatal accident, all Peggy Shumaker wanted to do was

Latino Writers Collective (September 13, 2013)

Latino Writers Collective - Members of the Kansas City Latino Writers Collective discuss the importa

Williams, Philip Lee (December 11, 2015)

Philip Lee Williams - The author of 19 books of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction, Philip Lee William

Clarion Collection (January 3, 2014)

Clarion Collection - We celebrate our 2013 Clarion Award for Best Radio Talk/Interview Program from

Doty, Mark (December 27, 2013)

Mark Doty - Esteemed poet Mark Doty discusses his work, including Fire to Fire: New and Selected Po

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice (January 17, 2014)

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice - In this compilation of archive interviews from 1988 and 1996 alo

Sanchez, Sonia (February 7, 2014)

Sonia Sanchez - February 2014 marks the release of the book adaptation of the documentary, The Black

Baraka, Amiri (July 16, 2003)

Amiri Baraka - In this special celebration of Poet Laureates, we revisit this 1996 interview with pr

American Sanctuaries (October 3, 2014)

American Sanctuaries - New Letters on the Air celebrates public libraries with this special antholog

Burroway, Janet (June 20, 2014)

Janet Burroway - Renowned poet, novelist, playwright, creative writing teacher and author of the tex

González, Rigoberto (June 26, 2015)

Rigoberto González - Inspired by Latino writers Octavio Paz and Gabriel García Marquez to wr

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers (November 28, 2014)

Understanding Others: Transformative Writers - This show features excerpts from six of our 2013 prog

Jackson, Angela (January 16, 2015)

Angela Jackson - In this public reading entitled "Love Letters to Generations," Angela Jackson, a Ch

Rodriguez, Linda (November 13, 2015)

Linda Rodriguez - Linda Rodriguez is a self-proclaimed "feminist, activist, and unashamed liberal,"

Trethewey, Natasha (September 7, 2017)

Natasha Trethewey - In the first part of this interview, Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16) and gue

Devine, Maija Rhee (May 1, 2015)

Maija Rhee Devine - As part of Park University's Ethnic Voices Poetry Series at the Kansas City Publ

Caraza, Xánath (June 5, 2015)

Xánath Caraza - Originally from Xalapa, in Veracruz, Mexico, Xánath Caraza likes

Agosín, Marjorie (September 25, 2015)

Marjorie Agosín - The author of the 2015 International Latino Book Award-winning young adult novel,

Vizenor, Gerald (November 6, 2015)

Gerald Vizenor - The author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, essays and criticism, Gerald V

In the Beginning (January 1, 2016)

In the Beginning - New Letters on the Air explores the spark that ignites writers' imaginations. Pul

Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn (April 1, 2016)

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg - Kansas Poet Laureate, 2009-2013, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the author of mu

Mitcham, Judson (April 8, 2016)

Judson Mitcham - Georgia State Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham talks about his psychology background an

Trethewey, Natasha (February 2, 2018)

Natasha Trethewey - The 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14), Natasha Trethewey talks about the role's

Williams, Philip Lee (July 20, 2018)

Philip Lee Williams - In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (October 27, 2017)

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan - In the first half of this conversation with novelist Padma Vi

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (November 3, 2017)

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan - In the second half of this interview with poet Geoffrey Brock

Sáenz, Benjamin Alire (September 23, 2016)

Benjamin Alire Sáenz - Benjamin Alire Sáenz was born in New Mexico, but later moved to El Pa

Cisneros, Sandra (September 21, 2018)

Sandra Cisneros - Latina author Sandra Cisneros, a recipient of the 2015 National Medal of

Mitcham, Judson (July 21, 2017)

Judson Mitcham - In the second half of a conversation with Georgia State Poet Laureate (2012-present

The World Is One Place (December 1, 2017)

The World Is One Place - Writers Diane Glancy and Linda Rodriguez discuss co-editing the anthology&n

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala (March 9, 2018)

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill - Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, but was sent to live with her

McDougall, Jo (July 6, 2018)

Jo McDougall - Named the Poet Laureate of Arkansas in 2018, Jo McDougall discusses her two recent bo

Politics and Literature (October 28, 1996)

Politics and Literature - We'll take a peek at 20th Century politicians portrayed in writing--not o

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (September 15, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The work of the late Judith Ortiz Cofer (1952-2016) often

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice (October 6, 2017)

Judith Ortiz Cofer: Past American Voice - The late Puerto Rican writer Judith Ortiz Cofer talks abou

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan (May 20, 2016)

Geoffrey Brock and Padma Viswanathan - In the first half of this conversation with novelist Padma Vi

Cheers to 40 Years (January 31, 2019)

Cheers to 40 Years - We celebrate the New Year with a look back at our 40 years of broadcasting to g

Nye, Naomi Shihab (December 19, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye - In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose nume

Stewart, Robert (August 31, 2018)

Robert Stewart - Robert Stewart, the St. Louis born writer and editor of New Letters magazine,

Corey, Stephen (January 9, 2019)

Stephen Corey - A three-time Georgia Author of the Year for poetry, Stephen Corey is the editor of t

Nye, Naomi Shihab (June 15, 2018)

Naomi Shihab Nye - Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-tim

Grace Paley: Past American Voice (October 5, 2007)

Grace Paley: Past American Voice - Noted American short story writer and poet Grace Paley passed awa

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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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.