Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20010110, 20000531
A 1999 recipient of an NEA fellowship in poetry, Leon Stokesbury was also the 1996 winner of the esteemed Poet’s Prize for his book, Autumn Rhythm: New and Selected Poems. He talks about this work collected over his 30 year writing career, and how he chose to shape this critically acclaimed book, which poet Pattiann Rogers has described as “both ribald and tender, rough and full of risk, yet lyrical and touching.”
Patricia Smith is the author of seven poetry books and a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion, the most successful poet in the competition's history. In part one of this conversation, she reads from her recent book, ...
Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, discuss their recent collections along with their origins and influences, and talk about how dreaming affects their poetry. Bar-Nadav, co-editor of ...
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