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Robert Stewart

Poetry, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20180831, 201080406

Robert Stewart, the St. Louis born writer and editor of New Letters magazine, has written several books of poetry and essays. Winner of the Thorpe Menn Award for Literary Excellence and a National Magazine Award for Editorial Excellence, Stewart talks about his creative process and discusses how his blue collar past has inspired his writing, from his 1988 book Plumbers (reissued in 2017) to his 2018 collection of poetry, Working Class. He also reads from his 2014 essay book, The Narrow Gate: Writing, Art & Values. Earlier interviews with Robert Stewart from 1983 and 2005 are also available in our audio archives.

| Interview Year: 2018 | Genre: Poetry, Nonfiction | Awards: Thorpe Menn Award, National Magazine Award for Editing, Finalist for the 2004 Penn Center USA Literary Award |

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