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."
Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, whose numerous books of poetry, essays and stories have delighted children and adults alike, reads her poem "Famous" that was recently turned into picture book and discusses what inspired her exploration of the...
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