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Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice

Poetry

Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson, Michelle Boisseau

Catalog Number: 20150320

We pay tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet who died in October 2014. An unmistakable feminist whose writing was political, satirical, and insightful, Kizer published nearly a dozen collections of poetry including the Pulitzer Prize winning collection, Yin, and her long time project, Pro Femina. She was creator of Poetry Northwest, where she served as an editor for six years, and the first director of literary programs for the National Endowment for the Arts. This episode is compiled of excerpts from two live readings in 1985 and 2000, as well as interviews from 1994 with Rebekah Presson and 1997 with fellow poet, Michelle Boisseau.

| Subject Matter: Feminism, Politics, Literature, Family | Interview Year: 1985, 1994, 1997, 2000 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Pulitzer Prize, Robert Frost Medal |

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