Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19990519
Founder and editor of The Best American Poetry series, David Lehman talks about his editorial work and how it contrasts and competes with his own writing of poetry. He reads from his 1996 collection, Valentine Place, and talks a bit about his controversial book, The Last Avant-Garde.
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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