Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20170210, 20100219
A great promoter of poetry in Kansas City, Phyllis Becker served on the board of The Writers Place and is coordinator of the Riverfront Reading Series. Her own publications include the 2008 book, How I Came to Love Jazz and other Poems, an earlier chapbook, Walking Naked Into Sunday, and her poetry set to music by jazz vocalist Angela Hagenbach on the CD, Poetry of Love. In 2016, Phyllis Becker shared more of her jazz poetry in New Letters magazine, Vol. 83, No. 1.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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