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The Cruelest Month

Poetry

Interviewed by: Angela Elam

Catalog Number: 20170331, 20110401, 20100402

"April is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of the dead land..." The famous words of poet T.S. Eliot prompted us to mix this anthology of American poets, who examine the mysteries of love in various forms. Listen to former Poets Laureate Billy CollinsCharles SimicRita Dove, Donald Hall and Kay Ryan (shown), as well as the current holder of the post Juan Felipe Herrera. We also hear from poets Randall MannDebra MarquartElizabeth Alexander, and Alberto Rios who offer their poetic insights into the ambiguous and enticing world of love.

| Subject Matter: Anthology, Love, American Poets | Interview Year: 2010 | Genre: Poetry |

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