Catalog Number: 20170526, 20140411
Missouri Poet Laureate (2012-2016), William Trowbridge is the third person appointed since the creation of the position in 2007. In this reading at Rockhurst University's 2014 Midwest Poets Series, Trowbridge reads poems from his numerous books that are now included in his collection of new and selected poems, Put This On, Please. He shares his "Unofficial Missouri Poem" as well as his nod to Gwendolyn Brooks with his poem "We Real Old," and reads works about his childhood, his father, and his own parenting experiences. Trowbridge, who also published three new poems in New Letters (Vol. 83, Nos. 2 & 3) discusses his previous collections of poetry in this 2011 interview.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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