Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170428
Edward Hirsch is a poet and "MacArthur genius" who heads up the prestigious Guggenheim Foundation and was most recently the editor of The Best American Poetry 2016. In the first part of this interview, he talks about editing that anthology and his book for readers called A Poet's Glossary. He also reads from his book The Living Fire: New and Selected Poems. A 1991 interview with Edward Hirsch is also available in our Audio Archives. The second part of this conversation in available in our audio archives.
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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