Interviewed by: David Ray
Catalog Number: 19771015
Though he was born in Philadelphia, educated at University of Missouri, and spent time in Frankfurt, Germany as a member of the U.S. Army, Ted Schaefer is largely considered an Illinois poet, working many years as a professor at the College of Lake County in Grayslake, Illinois. His courses covered not only English composition but also mythology and fairytales, journalism, and even technical writing. This author of After Drought and The Summer People and a contributor to New Letters magazine, reads from his work as well as discusses his writing process.
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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