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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19951002
The winner of the 1991 National Book Critics Circle Award reads from two books of collected poems, and speaks about his political anarchism. Also, the writer candidly describes his struggle for mental health.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...