Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20100810
Poet, translator, and playwright, Valerie Martinez served as the Poet Laureate of Santa Fe from 2008 through 2010. 2010 marks the publication of several books, including Each and Her, a poetic exploration of the murders of young women in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico; And They Called It Horizon, poems about Santa Fe written during her tenure as poet laureate; Lines and Circles: Understanding Contemporary Santa Fe, a nonfiction anthology she edited as the capstone project of her laureateship; and a new edition of her book of poems, Absence, Luminescent, which was chosen for the 1999 Larry Levis Prize by Jean Valentine.
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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