Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20060823, 20040526, 20031008, 20030827
A winner of the John Ciardi Prize for his book of poetry, Kentucky Swami, Tim Skeen gives insight into the lives of coal miners, hillbillies, steel workers and others who surrounded him while growing up in eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio. He also reads some poems about family and the lyrical moments that make up everyday lives.
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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