Debra Di BlasiPoetry, Fiction, Drama
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20000510
A screenwriter, fiction writer and poet, Debra Di Blasi’s work has been called “postmodern American gothic,” probably because of her scrutiny of the tensions and divisions that arise in human relationships from differences in culture, class, sex and age. She talks about her 1999 collection of edgy short stories, Prayers of an Accidental Nature, and about her novella, Drought, which was made into an award-winning short film that and shown at the Cannes Film Festival.
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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