Catalog Number: 20020911
This theme show examines the value of the written word and the importance of poetry to Americans after 9/11. It explores the form as a way to express grief and gain comfort. You’ll hear poetry by the esteemed Adrienne Rich (shown), as well as works by Naomi Shihab Nye, an Arab-American poet who gives insight into the culture of that part of the world.
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 Creighton University, she reads from her thir...
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