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Robert Dana

Poetry

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.

| Subject Matter: World War II, History, New England | Interview Year: 2009 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Iowa |

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Winners Announced: New Letters Literary Awards

New Letters is pleased to announce the 2018 winners of the $2,500 Conger Beasley Jr. Prize for Nonfiction, the $1,500 New Letters Prize for Fiction, and the $1,500 Prize for Poetry. See the winners, judges, and finalists here.

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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.