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.
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...
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