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.
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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