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On The Air
Interviewed by: Rebekah Presson
Catalog Number: 19950424
Valentine's surreal, evocative poems have been featured in THE NEW YORKER. She talks about striving for a clarity that is more emotional and spiritual than merely narrative. Here she reads samples from her books of poetry.
Naomi Shihab Nye
Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-time resident of Texas with her husband, photographer Michael Nye. She discusses how her late father h...
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...