New Letters
On The Air

Trish Reeves

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20121109

Midwestern poet Trish Reeves discusses her latest work in New Letters magazine, which includes a series of poems accompanied by images of glass negatives and photos, depicting life around her great-grandfather, Dr. Joseph Kinyoun, the founder of the National Institute of Health. Reeves describes the historical significance of these negatives for both her own family’s heritage and the nation’s medical community. She also reads from her book, In the Knees of Gods and discusses the importance of writing poetry and keeping record.

| Subject Matter: Dr. Joseph Kinyon, National Institue of Health, Family, Midwestern History | Interview Year: 2012 | Genre: Poetry |

See All audio

    Tim O'Brien

    Vietnam veteran and National Book Award-winning fiction writer Tim O'Brien discusses his experiences and reads from his now classic short story collection,...

    Monica Youn

    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 ...

Kansas City Literary Events

Melanie Benjamin

Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Wichita, Kan.

News

UMKC's New Letters Ranks Among the Top Literary Journals in the United States

New Letters continues its standing as among the most highly regarded journals for discovering, publishing, and promoting the best new fiction, poetry, and essays. 

Shop

Clarion Awards Selection CD Special

Jamaica KincaidJim ShepardGloria Vando & Anika ParisLuis Alberto Urrea, and Alex George, normally $7.99 per episode, this cd collection comes with over $15.00 in savings. Downloads of these programs have been reduced and are available through our archives.