Robert StewartPoetry, Nonfiction
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20080502, 20051228, 20050511
New Letters magazine is the winner of the National Magazine Award in the category of the essay, up against essays from The New Yorker, Harper’s, The Atlantic, Elle, and Entertainment Weekly. Robert Stewart, editor for New Letters, discusses his book of essays Outside Language, winner of the 2004 Thorpe Menn Award and a finalist for the 2004 Penn Center USA Literary Award. He discusses the essay as an art form, the role of the literary editor, the ways in which his working-class Italian family helped shape the course of his life, and how he measures good writing. Programs from 1983 and 2018 with Robert Stewart are also available in our audio archives.
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