Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090828
A literary editor since she graduated from college, Hilda Raz became a public poet after she was sent by Prairie Schooner to the Breadloaf writing conference to represent the magazine, and there, founder her own poetic voice as well. Raz talks about balancing the roles of editing, teaching and writing, and her books that record her experiences with motherhood, surviving breast cancer and coming to terms with her child's transsexuality. She reads from her books All Odd and Splendid, What Happens, and Trans.
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...
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