Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20090612
Born and raised in the Arkansas Ozarks, C.D. Wright later lived and taught in Rhode Island, where she served as the state poet laureate from 1994-99. The author of over a dozen collections of poetry and prose discusses her more recent books, Steal Away: Selected and New Poems; her collection of writings on poetry, Cooling Time: An American Vigil; and her 2008 book, Rising, Falling, Hovering. She talks about the experience of discovering hidden writers in the backwoods of Arkansas and her collaboration with photographer Deborah Luster on the book, One Big Self: Prisoners of Louisiana.
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 has impacte...
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