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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19910419
Tafolla reads from her persona poems, which present various characters from the barrio, and talks about the ways in which education has failed Spanish-speaking Americans by trying to force them into a WASP mold.
Naomi Shihab Nye
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...
Guggenheim fellow Jericho Brown describes the joy he finds in writing poetry and how his work helps him examine his world as a gay black man. He talks about some of his poetic mentors—from Emily Dickinson to Alice Walker—and the lesson...