Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040602, 20021130, 20020320
Jo McDougall's female characters are so vibrant that an independent filmmaker produced a film based on several of her poems. She talks about the craft behind her work and how her southern roots have influenced her poetry. McDougall also reads from her 2001 book, Dirt, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. Interviews with Jo McDougall from 1987 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, ...
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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