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On The Air
Jimmy Santiago Baca
Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 19910412
A Mexican-American, Baca taught himself to read and write while in prison for drug possession. He has published numerous books of poetry and WORKING IN THE DARK, a book of essays. Here he reads from his work.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-time resident of Texas with her husband, photographer Michael Nye. She discusses how her late father h...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...