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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

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

Buckley (June 10, 1996)

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

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

Cofer, Judith Ortiz (May 5, 1998)

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

Doty, Mark (June 30, 1999)

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

Fennelly, Beth (May 6, 2011)

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

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

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

Outtake Heaven (October 14, 1998)

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

Peacock, Molly (May 9, 2001)

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

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, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

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

Stewart, Robert (May 2, 2008)

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

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

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

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

Trethewey, Natasha (September 7, 2017)

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

Agosín, Marjorie (September 25, 2015)

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

Mirriam-Goldberg, Caryn (April 1, 2016)

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

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

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

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

Cheers to 40 Years (November 30, 2018)

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

Stewart, Robert (August 31, 2018)

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

Corey, Stephen (April 27, 2018)

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

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New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading 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.