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Alice Friman

Poetry

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.

| Subject Matter: Humor, Childhood, Aging, Family | Interview Year: 2014 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Ezra Pound Poetry Award, 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Award in Poetry, Pushcart Prize |

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Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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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.