Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20000913, 19980401
In part two of the 1997 interview, lawyer-turned-poet, Martín Espada talks about the poem he wrote about Mumia Abu-Jamal, the African-American journalist serving a life sentence in prison for murder, and the refusal of NPR to air the poem because it was deemed too political. This activist poet and American Book Award winner for Imagine the Angels of Bread also talks about his Latino poetic heroes.
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 Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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