Woven Voices: Gloria Vando & Anika ParisPoetry
Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20130322, 20121012
Award winning Poet Gloria Vando—daughter of poet, playwright, and actress Anita Velez-Mitchell and mother to poet and musician Anika Paris—grew up both a part of and apart from the two worlds of New York and Puerto Rico. The trio published Woven Voices: Three Generations of Puertoriquena Poets Look at their American Lives. Vando and Paris talk about the poetry collection, history and longing, and the family’s creative contributions in the production of the musical drama, Temple of the Souls.
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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