Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20070601, 20061027
The first poet laureate of Kansas, Jonathan Holden originally hails from New Jersey, though he can honestly sing praises of his adopted home state, where he's been a long-time professor of poetry at Kansas State University in the Flint Hills. He talks about his varied loves—poetry, mathematics and baseball—and reads works about them from his collection, Knowing: New and Selected Poems.
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 from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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