Anthony GroomsFiction, Poetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20030820, 20030219
Poet, short story writer, novelist, and two-time recipient of the Lillian Smith Award honoring authors whose writing centers around social inequities, Anthony Grooms came of age in the South during the Civil Rights movement, and its influence and experience permeate his work. In this interview, Grooms discusses his novel, Bombingham, and the unique inner struggles experienced by many in his generation with the uncertainty of their personal commitment to social change.
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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