Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19881104
In the first part of this interview, Gwendolyn Brooks, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize in poetry, talks openly about such subjects as her childhood, her decision to leave Harper & Row and allow her books to be published by a small black-owned publishing company and her own mortality. The second part of this interview, along with an earlier 1984 reading with Gwendolyn Brooks and a Past American Voice Compilation program, are all available in our Audio Archives.
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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