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On The Air
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19980208
Though born in England to parents from the Caribbean, Joseph spent most of her childhood in the Bronx, and her poetry reflects her urban roots and growing up black in the 1970s and '80s. She reads from her two 1998 collections of intimate, tender poems.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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, ...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...