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.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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