Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990929
Anthony Butts’ first book, a collection of poetry called Fifth Season, won the Small Press Book Award, as well as the Publisher’s Marketing Association’s Benjamin Franklin Award. Highly personal, the poetry gives insight into his childhood in Detroit’s inner city, where he was educated in classes for the mentally impaired until he entered high school. Legally blind, he went on to earn his Ph.D. in literature, and has incorporated his love of mythology and stories into his book of poetry, making it much more than an account of survival.
Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-time resident of Texas with her husband, photographer Michael Nye. She discusses how her late father h...
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