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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19900119
What happens when an overweight, middle-aged man decides to run in the New York marathon? Richard Harteis chronicled his progress and pain with a journal and poems published under the title MARATHON. Here he reads from his work.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...