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Howard Nemerov

This program is a studio recording in which Nemerov reads from WAR STORIES. He recall...

Robert Boissiere

In 1983, Boissiere began writing about his experiences living with the Hopi Indians during the 1940s and about his experience w...

Larry Littlebird

A Plains Native American, Larry Littlebird starred in the film adaptation of N. Scott Momaday's ...

Linda Hogan

Hogan's book of poems SEEING THROUGH THE SUN won an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. ...

Jack Conroy

A tribute to the proletarian writer and novelist who, as the 1930s editor of literary magazines THE REBEL POET and THE ANVIL, ...

Bin Ramke

Ramke won the Yale Younger Poets Award for THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN NIGHT AND DAY, his first book. Here he reads f...

Conger Beasley Jr.

In environmental essays, novels, and short stories, Conger Beasley Jr. has proven himself "a writer of extraordinary imagination and cunning." Here he reads about the Oglala Sioux piercing ceremony and about the Mi...

Jorie Graham

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jorie Graham spent most of her early life in Italy. Here she r...

Herald Hausman

Hausman is the author of books of poetry and fiction that recount the difficulties of writing outside his...

Gerald Early

Early, a professor of English at Washington University in St. Louis, has written extensively on the subject ...

Albert Russo

Russo writes in both English and French. He reads from his novel MIXED BL...

Quincy Troupe

Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Troupe's poetry reflects his African-American heritage....

Jack Matthews

Reviewers for THE NEW YORK TIMES have raved about Jack Matthews. With more than a dozen books to his credit, he is one o...

Richard Harteis

What happens when an overweight, middle-aged man decides to run in the New York marathon? Richard Harteis chronicl...

Mary Gordon

The writer reads from her highly acclaimed fourth novel, THE OTHER SI...

Donald Justice

Justice reads poems from THE SUNSET MAKER an...

Ernest J. Gaines

Gaines reads from a collection of short stories, BLOODLINE, and discusses place, race, and the past, topics he refers t...

Jayne Anne Phillips

Jayne Anne Phillips' book of short stories, Black Tickets caused cheers to go up in the literary world. In the Ne...

James Galvin

Wyoming poet James Galvin's work has what one critic calls, "a Western sensibility tinged with modernism.\" In...

Elizabeth Tallent

A favorite with readers of THE NEW YORKER, Tallent writes quiet, eloquent tales about families in flux and children cau...

Walker Percy

Percy reads from THE MOVIEGOER and talks about his fascinat...

Marge Piercy

The author of WOMAN ON THE EDGE OF TIME and GONE TO SOLDIERS reads poems and talks about he...

Nikolai Tolstoy

Tolstoy discusses his book THE MINISTER AND THE MASSACRES, in which he charges former British Prime Minister Harold M...

Theodore Weiss

Weiss and his wife, Renee, edited the QUARTERLY REVIEW OF LITERATURE for many y...

William Kennedy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of IRONWEED reads from his fourth book, QUINN'S STORY, which focuses on his home...

Marilynne Robinson

Marilynne Robinson, the author of the highly-praised novel, Housekeeping, which was turned into an equally acclaimed movie, reads fr...

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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.