Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19980817, 19930806, 19920911
Called one of the most important and original poets of his generation, James Tate won both the Pulitzer Prize and the William Carlos Williams Award for his Selected Poems in 1992. The author of twelve collection of poetry, Tate talks candidly to Rebekah Presson about the influence of his life on his work, and reads several of his poems, including "The Lost Pilot" which first brought him fame with the Yale Younger Poets Prize.
Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads fr...
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