Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040505
Noted Missouri poet Michael Burns draws inspiration from poets William Stafford and Robert Frost. A professor of creative writing at Southwest Missouri State in Springfield, Burns has published four books of poetry including The Secret Names and It Will Be All Right in the Morning. He reads from the later and discusses how he seeks inspiration from poetry over faith.
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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