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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19911129
Lopate writes poems and novels, but is best known for his personal essays. In his book AGAINST JOIE DE VIVRE, he takes on such subjects as the "good life,\" dating a smoker, his own childhood, and the nearly lost art of essay writing.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...