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.
In part two of our conversation with poet Ellen Bass, she discusses how, after being married and having two children, she came to discover another part of her sexuality and committed to a more than three-decade relationship with her now wife. She ...
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