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On The Air
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19970706
This celebrated poet talks about her collection LOOSE SUGAR, which explores time, space, sex, and daily life through memories of a childhood spent in Brazil and California. Her most experimental work employs alchemy, Gnosticism, and linguistic play.
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...