Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060419
Judy Jordan talks about growing up hardworking and poor in rural North Carolina. She vowed she would never live like her parents, and began taking steps to educate herself. She faced many setbacks, including a period of homelessness, before winning the 2000 National Book Critics Circle Award for her poetry collection, Carolina Ghost Woods. She reads from that and her 2005 book 60 Cent Coffee and a Quarter to Dance.
The second half of this reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past and Present, begins with Wyatt Townley (2013-15), who introduces the Kansas Poet Laureate she followed, Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg (20...
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