Cheers to 40 YearsPoetry, Fiction, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam, Rebekah Presson, Robert Stewart
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.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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