Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120210, 20110513
Poet Terrance Hayes reads from his 2010 collection, Lighthead, which won the National Book Award and was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. He talks about some of the themes in his work dealing with light, shadow, and race, and also reads from his third book, Wind in a Box. Hayes also discusses the poetic impulse and how he shapes poetry from life.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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