Catalog Number: 20081031, 20041027, 20001027
With a nod to the Day of the Dead, this program looks at the poetic form that honors death—the elegy. It features elegiac poets, Stanley Plumly (Now that My Father Lies Down Beside Me) and Patricia Clark (My Father on a Bicycle), who talk about how poetry lifts the lament to the level of celebration. They include readings from favorite elegies and a discussion of what separates them from country music lyrics.
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...
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