Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080613, 20060208
Co-founder of Cave Canem for African-American poets, Cornelius Eady talks about his book, Brutal Imagination, that brings to life fictional characters in American culture, including Uncle Tom, Aunt Jemima, Mrs. Butterworth, and the black man invented by Susan Smith to cover her murder of her own children. Some of these poems, along with works from his six other books, are included in his 2008 collection of new and selected poems, Hardheaded Weather.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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