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The Elegy

Poetry

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Catalog Number: 20081031, 20041027, 20001027

With a nod to the Day of the Dead, this program looks at the poetic form that honors death—the elegy.  It features elegiac poets, Stanley Plumly (Now that My Father Lies Down Beside Me) and Patricia Clark (My Father on a Bicycle), who talk about how poetry lifts the lament to the level of celebration.   They include readings from favorite elegies and a discussion of what separates them from country music lyrics.

| Subject Matter: Elegy, Death | Interview Year: 2000 | Genre: Poetry |

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