Mary Jo BangPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20081010, 20080425
Winner of the 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry, Mary Jo Bang reads from her prize-winning fifth collection, Elegy, that traces the year following the death of her son. This manuscript was originally chosen to be published as the winner of the Alice Fay di Castagnoia Award from the Poetry Society of America because it cuts “a guiding path for the reader.”
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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