Catalog Number: 20030319
Founder of the women’s literary magazine, Helicon Nine, in 1997, Gloria Vando’s first poetry collection was published in 1993 and was a Walt Whitman finalist and won the Thorpe Menn Book Award. Vando’s poems often deal with her heritage, having grown up Puerto Rican in New York, the daughter of a well-known performer. In this interview, Vando reads from and discusses her newest collection, Shadows and Supposes, which was recorded at a reading given at The Writers Place in Kansas City.
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...
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