Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100416, 20090703
Former Poet Laureate of Iowa, Robert Dana, reminisces about attending the Iowa Writers Workshop after World War II, and being in a class with poets Donald Justice and Henri Coulette. He reads poems in memoiram to those writers from his 2008 collection The Other, and talks about the influences of languages he heard growing up in immigrant and working-class areas of Boston and small towns in New England.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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