Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20040331, 20030702, 20030409
U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003) Billy Collins is considered one of America’s most popular and accessible poets, and has managed to combine that popularity with the highest critical acclaim. In this thoughtful interview, Collins discusses many topics, including the current rise in popularity and function of poetry, and reads and discusses poems from several of his collections, including his 2002 work, Nine Horses.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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