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.
In part one of this conversation, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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