Catalog Number: 19830107
Known as a poet of social protest, Muriel Rukeyser's first collection of poetry, Theory of Flight, won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Competition in 1935. Since then her work has been influenced by events as varied as the Scottsboro trial in Alabama to the civil war in Spain. Rukeyser talks about poetry and reads from her work in this program, recorded at a public reading at the 1964 YM-YWHA Poetry Center in New York by guest producer Dennis Bernstein.
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 from her book, ...
A holiday favorite, this highly anthologized short story is read by the late author Grace Paley. "The Loudest Voice" is an amusing tale about a little Jewish girl, chosen to play the lead in her school's Christmas pageant, and her ...
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