Interviewed by: Donna Trussell
Catalog Number: 19871113
Even though she didn’t begin to write in earnest until her children were grown, Jo McDougall admits that she always felt “a terrible need to write.” A native of the Arkansas delta , she writes poetry that often incorporates the folklore she absorbed growing up in that landscape. Here she reads from The Woman in the Next Booth, her first full-length book of poems. Interviews with Jo McDougall from 2002 and 2017 are also available in our Audio Archives.
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, ...
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