Catalog Number: 20190607, 20180928
Texas-born Joaquín Zihuatanejo is the only poet so far to win both the American Individual World Poetry Slam and the European World Cup of Poetry Slam. Hear his prize-winning "Poem for John" and readings from his sixth collection, Arsonist, published in 2018 after winning the Anhinga-Robert Dana Poetry Prize. He shares how this book came to be written after a Facebook message opened a portal into the life of his deceased father, and reads poetry about cultural archetypes, revealing his outlook on the world to an audience at the Kansas City Public Library.
In this Save America's Treasures recording we revisit an archive interview by former New Letters on the Air host, Rebekah Presson, who talks with well known Native American poet, Joy Harjo. Now serving as the US Poet Laureate, in this 199...
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