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Sandra Cisneros

Poetry, Fiction

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20160930, 20100326, 20090918

The recipient of the 2015 National Medal of Arts Award from President Obama, Latina author Sandra Cisneros discusses her groundbreaking 1984 debut novel, The House on Mango Street, which is now required reading in many schools. The founder of the Macondo Foundation to foster creativity among socially-engaged writers, Cisneros talks about her own growth as a writer of fiction, essays and poetry, and reads from this early work as well as from her more recent novel, Caramelo, and her poetry collection, Loose Woman.

| Subject Matter: Hispanic Heritage, Socially Engaged Writing | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry, Fiction | Awards: American Book Award, MacArthur Fellowship, Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, National Medal of Arts |

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Robert F. Willson

Monday, June 26, 2017
Kansas City, Mo.

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Tracy K. Smith has been named the next U.S. Poet Laureate!

Hear poetry from her Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Life on Mars, on the New Letters on the Air half-hour show or a short excerpt on KCUR before she was in Kansas City last year. Find out more about our new ambassador for poetry from NPR.

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Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.