Interviewed by: Robert Stewart
Catalog Number: 20110318
Gjertrud Schnackenberg is the author of six poetry collections, including the 2010 book Heavenly Questions, and she reads from this elegiac tribute to her late husband. Frequently cited by other prominent poets as their favorite poet, Schnackenberg discusses the technicalities of poetry, including rhyme, rhythm, iambic pentameter, and her particular love for the semicolon with New Letters magazine editor Robert Stewart. She also reads her earlier well-known poem "Supernatural Love."
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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