Search Results: 1988


Baraka, Amiri (February 12, 1988)

Amiri Baraka - Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) is a poet, playwright, and essayist, whose 1960s

Barrax (May 12, 1989)

Gerard Barrax - Barrax worked in a steel mill, drove a cab, and carried mail before becoming a poet,

Bausch (December 16, 1988)

Richard Bausch - Bausch reads from "Ancient History," a short story about a young man's first Christ

Brooks, Gwendolyn (March 6, 1995)

Gwendolyn Brooks - In the first part of this interview, Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American

Brooks, Gwendolyn (February 8, 2019)

rogram and parts 1 and 2 of a 1988 interview, Brooks reads from her works, including her famous

Clifton (January 13, 1989)

Lucille Clifton - Clifton talks about her poetry and reads excerpts from GOOD WOMAN, including a "me

Creeley II (April 15, 1988)

Robert Creeley - Creeley reads poems and discusses writing about personal subjects and aging.

Dorris I (March 12, 1988)

Michael Dorris - Dorris was chairman of the Native American studies department at Dartmouth College.

Dunn II (May 27, 1988)

Stephen Dunn - Both Programs I & II include readings from Dunn's books of poetry and an intervie

Edel (January 6, 1989)

Leon Edel - Edel won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for his biography of Henry James

Elkin II (December 2, 1988)

Stanley Elkin - A three-time finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the National Book Cr

Erdrich (August 26, 1988)

Louise Erdrich - Erdrich is the author of the novels LOVE MEDICINE, which won the National Book Crit

Ferlinghetti (April 29, 1988)

Lawrence Ferlinghetti - Ferlinghetti is the co-founder of City Lights Books. He published many of th

Foote (October 7, 1988)

Horton Foote - The Academy Award-winning author of the screenplays TENDER MERCIES, THE TRIP TO BOUNT

Garrett (November 11, 1988)

George Garrett - Garrett is the author of dozens of books of poems, stories, and nonfiction, as well

Ginsberg, Allen (April 1, 1988)

Allen Ginsberg - The best-known Beat poet Allen Ginsberg talks about the Beat movement, his battle a

Giorno (April 22, 1988)

John Giorno - Giorno is one of the great innovators in combining poetry and technology. Giorno talks

Giovanni, Nikki (February 19, 1988)

Nikki Giovanni - Nikki Giovanni has written more than 17 books and has been called "the black prince

Hecht II (March 4, 1988)

Anthony Hecht - A continuation of Program I, Hecht talks about the way poetry changed during the 196

Humphreys (October 14, 1988)

Josephine Humphreys - Humphreys reads from her comic novel RICH IN LOVE, which received high critica

Jaffe II (June 3, 1988)

Dan Jaffe - Jaffe reads from ROUND FOR ONE VOICE, poems about his New Jersey childhood and the exper

Johnson (April 21, 1989)

ted for the Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for her novel PERSIAN NIGHTS, reads from her novel HEALTH AND HAP

Meredith (October 21, 1988)

Meredith - The winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize in poetry for PARTIAL ACCOUNTS, Meredith is honore

Morgan, Speer (January 27, 1989)

Speer Morgan - Speer Morgan is the editor of The Missouri Review and a novelist. Here he talks about

Morris M I (December 30, 1988)

Mary Morris - In her popular book, NOTHING TO DECLARE, Morris writes about the thrills and dangers f

Price (September 16, 1988)

Reynolds Price - Often considered Faulkner's literary heir, Price reads from GOOD HEARTS, a story of

Reed II (February 24, 1989)

Ishmael Reed - Reed, an outspoken and controversial proponent of intercultural art events, reads poe

Reeves (September 23, 1988)

Trish Reeves - This Kansas City writer reads from her award-winning first book of poems, RETURNING T

Robinson M II (May 13, 1988)

Mary Robinson - A minimalist writer well-known to readers of THE NEW YORKER, Robinson reads her stor

Rosengarten (January 8, 1988)

Theodore Rosengarten - Rosengarten won the National Book Award in 1974 for ALL GOD'S DANGERS: THE LI

Skarmeta (November 25, 1988)

Antonio Skarmeta - A Chilean writer living in exile in Berlin, Skarmeta writes novels and screenplay

Smith, Dave (September 9, 1988)

Dave Smith - Considered a Romantic poet, Dave Smith sees the writing of poetry as a redemptive act a

Taylor H I (January 20, 1989)

Henry Taylor - This Virginia poet won the Pulitzer Prize in 1971 for his book THE FLYING CHANGE. Her

Voigt, Ellen Bryant (December 9, 1988)

Ellen Bryant Voigt - Acclaimed Southern poet Ellen Bryant Voigt reads from The Lotus Flowers&nb

Whittemore (January 29, 1988)

Reed Whittemore - This two-time poetry consultant for the Library of Congress reads humorous poems a

Wier (March 11, 1988)

Dara Wier - Poet Dara Wier is a native of Louisiana, the state that often serves as the setting for

Amiri Baraka: Past American Voice (January 17, 2014)

on of archive interviews from 1988 and 1996 along with part of a previously unaired 2004 recording,

Brooks, Gwendolyn (February 10, 1988)

- In the second half of this 1988 interview, Gwendolyn Brooks shares more of her award-winning poet

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