Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20190517, 20180316
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after her second poetry book. In part one of this conversation, she also discusses how historical views on a woman's place in society and her own struggles with infertility helped shape her third book, Blackacre, winner of the 2017 William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America. Part two of this program with Monica Youn is also available in our audio archives.
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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