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Michelle Boisseau

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Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170623

In this interview at the Kansas City Public Library, poet, editor, and Guggenheim Fellow Michelle Boisseau discusses her fifth book, Among the Gorgons. She reveals how her own aging shed new light on some of the Greek mythology that inspired the Tampa Review Poetry Prize-winning collection. Also a co-author of the textbook Writing Poems, now in its eighth edition, Boisseau talks about her work as a literary citizen, and some of the poetry editing she's done with BkMk Press to help other writers hone their books. Programs with Michelle Boisseau from 19962007, and 2010 are also available in our audio archives.

| Subject Matter: Family, Myth, Editing, Aging, Women | Interview Year: 2017 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Tampa Review Prize for Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship, NEA Fellowship |

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