Operation HomecomingPoetry, Fiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20051109, 20041103
Operation Homecoming is a collaboration between the National Endowment for the Arts and American poets and writers, who have been working with soldiers returning from active duty to write the wartime experience. This program features an interview with NEA Chairman Dana Gioia, as well as readings by former Connecticut Poet Laureate Marilyn Nelson, novelist Bobbie Ann Mason, and poets Louis Simpson and Richard Wilbur.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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