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.
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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