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Cheers to 40 Years

Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam, Rebekah Presson, Robert Stewart

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We celebrate the New Year with a look back at our 40 years of broadcasting to gain wisdom from writers past and present. Our audio archives contain Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winners, MacArthur Genius Fellows, and other notables, all reading from their own work and offering insight into their creative process. In this compilation program, we’ll learn the importance of specific language from the late U.S. Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur, hear a New Year’s poem from the Past American Voice of Michelle Boisseau, and listen to clips featuring some previous hosts of the show.

| Interview Year: 2018 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction, Nonfiction |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.