New Letters
On The Air

Grace Paley: Past American Voice

Fiction, Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart, Rebekah Presson

Catalog Number: 20071005

Noted American short story writer and poet Grace Paley passed away on August 22, 2007, at the age of 84. We look back on the work of this woman who served separately as the Poet Laureate of New York and Vermont, her home states. In excerpts from two archive New Letters on the Air interviews from the early 1990s, Paley talks about what fuels her poetry and fiction, and why it's important to keep an interest in life as you age. She also reads work that was included in her last collection of poems published in 2001, Begin Again. The full programs with Grace Paley from 1991 and 1994 as well as a 1998 holiday program are available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Poetic Inspiration, Aging | Interview Year: 1991, 1994 | Genre: Fiction, Poetry | Awards: PEN/Malamud Award, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, Guggenheim Fellowship |

See All audio

    Back to the Writing Well

    Our "Classics Series" continues as we go "Back to the Writing Well" to hear from writers of place, including the late Pat Conroy. Famous for his novels about the south, with several made into movies such as ...

    The Writing Well

    We continue our "Classics Series" by going to the writing well to fill our creative spirits with advice from several fiction writers, including Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Jane Smiley, who revea...

Kansas City Literary Events

Coutley, Gaskin & Molberg

Friday, August 21, 2020
Kansas City, Mo.

News

Our Mission

New Letters, New Letters on the Air, and our affiliate publisher, BkMk Press, stand in solidarity with our black writers, readers, listeners, friends, and community. Read our full statement here.

Shop

Individual Issues of New Letters Magazine

To order an individual issue of New Letters magazine, please call 816-235-1169 or visit our online store here.