Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau
Catalog Number: 20030723, 20020116, 20000209
In part two of this interview, Marilyn Nelson reads more from her books, including Mama's Promises and her new and selected poems. She also talks about her focus on black history in her poetry, and specifically how she weaves biography and form together to create the works. Nelson also answers questions posed by a poetry class about her joy of composition and words.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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