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On The Air
Colleen J. McElroy
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19950220
This Seattle poet reads from WHAT MADNESS BROUGHT ME HERE. She discusses her book about storytelling in Madagascar, and about the evolution that took her from writing poems about her childhood St. Louis neighborhood to traveling the world.
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...