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.
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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