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Richard Wilbur: Past American Voice

Poetry

Interviewed by: Robert Stewart

Catalog Number: 20180105, 19910809, 19901012

The late Richard Wilbur (1921-2017) served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1987 to 1988 and was also the winner of the National Book Award, the T.S. Eliot Prize, the Frost Medal and many more. In this 1990 archive recording, he reads from his Pulitzer Prize-winning New and Collected Poems as well as shares some of his poetry for children. Wilbur also discusses his views on the work of Edgar Allan Poe, his use of carefully chosen verbs, and the early writing encouragement he received from his parents.

| Subject Matter: Verbs, Edgar Allan Poe, Censorship | Interview Year: 1990 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Verbs, Edgar Allan Poe, Censorship |

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