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.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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