Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060405, 20050420
The current U.S. Poet Laureate, Ted Kooser, makes a special appearance in honor of National Poetry Month. Kooser describes the journey from insurance executive in Nebraska to being tapped in 2004 as the first U.S. Poet Laureate from the Great Plains. He'll also talk about his long-standing friendship with Jim Harrison, with whom he wrote the collection Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry. He will read from his newest books, Delights and Shadows and The Poetry Home Repair Manual.
Ted Olson is the winner of two Appalachian Book of the Year Awards and is a six-time Grammy nominee for Best Album Notes. A professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, Olson has served as editor for ...
In this public reading at The Writer's Place in Kansas City, poets Mia Leonin and Gustavo Adolfo Aybar celebrate Hispanic island cultures. Aybar, a native of the Dominican Republic, is a Cave Canem Fellow who shares poems from his 2017 debut colle...
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