Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170106, 20150327
Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year for her book, Vinculum, discusses that collection and her darkly humorous 2014 book, The View from Saturn, as well as her earlier work, The Book of the Rotten Daughter. Friman talks about the importance of place and family in her writing, and how poetic form helps her reveal the most intimate aspects of her life. Previous programs from a 1997 interview and a 2000 public poetry reading that feature Alice Friman’s earlier works are available in our Audio Archives. Find four new poems by Alice Friman in New Letters magazine, Vol. 83, No. 1.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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