More Life DistilledPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080404
The Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress is one of America’s most distinguished appointments for a poet. This program gives a short history of the 70 year-old position, along with conversations and readings by two poets who recently held the post, Ted Kooser and Donald Hall, as well as the current U.S. Poet Laureate, Charles Simic.
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 her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses wh...
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