New Letters
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2009 Review

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20091225

In this special anthology of excerpts from previous programs, we look back at 2009 through the lens of poetry, fiction, plays and non-fiction presented by various writers for New Letters on the Air. Hear from Tobias Wolff, U.S. Poet Laureate Kay Ryan, Sandra Cisneros, Robert Olen Butler, Kai Wright, Alberto Rios, James Still, and the late John Updike.

| Subject Matter: Literature, The Year in Review | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction, Drama | Awards: U.S. Poet Laureate |

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