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Michael Burns

Poetry

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.

| Subject Matter: Faith, Creative Writing | Interview Year: 2002 | Genre: Poetry |

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