US Poets Laureate Life DistilledPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20120406
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of the most distinguished appointments for an American poet. From the first consultant in 1937, the poets have represented a wide cross-section of talent and geographies. This program features a little history on the role and some of the poets laureate pulled from our archives, including Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Maxine Kumin, as well as the current laureate, Philip Levine.
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, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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