New Letters
On The Air

Jonathan Holden

Poetry

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.  

| Subject Matter: Mathematics, Baseball, Kansas | Interview Year: 2006 | Genre: Poetry | Awards: Poet Laureate of Kansas |

See All audio

    Susan Aizenberg

    Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...

    Jo McDougall

    Named the Poet Laureate of Arkansas in 2018, Jo McDougall discusses her two recent books of poetry—The Undiscovered Room and ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Morse, Plum, & Savich

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Kansas City, Mo.

News

New Letters Summer 2018 Poetry Series

Follow our new series of poems about children, each day or two through July. Begin reading here. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.