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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

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

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

Cherry, Kelly (November 18, 1998)

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

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

Di Blasi, Debra (May 10, 2000)

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

Divakaruni, Chitra Banerjee (September 6, 2000)

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

Doty, Mark (June 30, 1999)

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

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

Gildner, Gary (December 31, 2003)

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

Harrison, Jim (October 19, 2005)

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

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, Dan (January 27, 2017)

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

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

Marquart, Debra (March 6, 2009)

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

McElroy, Colleen J. (May 12, 2004)

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

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

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

Reed, Ishmael (February 20, 2002)

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

Sanchez, Sonia (March 23, 2012)

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

Soto, Gary (October 2, 2009)

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

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

Women Writers and Community (March 16, 2012)

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

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

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

Trethewey, Natasha (September 7, 2017)

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

Caraza, Xánath (June 5, 2015)

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

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 (April 15, 2016)

Natasha Trethewey - This program features the second part of a conversation in front of an audience

Williams, Philip Lee (April 22, 2016)

Philip Lee Williams - In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, the 2015 Lifeti

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 30, 2016)

Sandra Cisneros - The recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama, Latin

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 6, 2017)

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

Ní Dhomhnaill, Nuala (March 10, 2017)

Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill - Though Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was born in the UK, she was sent to live wi

McDougall, Jo (April 21, 2017)

Jo McDougall - Jo McDougall discusses her two recent books of poetry—The Undiscovered Room and

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

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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.