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The Last Word: The Poet and the Poem From the Library of Congress: Poets Laureate on Public Radio, 1977-2014

Grace Cavalieri
After twenty years live-on–air, from DC’s WPFW-FM, "The Poet and the Poem" moved to the Library of Congress in 1997; and it is still going strong. I’d like to share some of the unforgettable remarks our audiences heard.
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The Anatomy of the Lotus: Conversation with Translator Carolyne Wright on Translation, Poetry, Romance, & Political Resistance in Bangladesh with an Additional Conversation with Poet Shamim Azad & Translator Manzoorul Islam

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Debrah Lechner
That question and the passion of these women flow through the entire arc of the book, which begins with first love, and travels through marriage, separation, aging, and death.
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An Interview with N.S. Köenings

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Elena Petricone
I can only write my own fiction wholeheartedly if I am also working toward the hearing of more African writers’ voices in the Western literary psyche.
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Strange Reaches, Impossibility, and Big Hidden Drawers: Poetry and Paradox

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Jane Hirshfield
Inventing unreal reaches is a thing humans do. Accounts of the follies and angers of gods, fairy tales, folk tales, trickster tales, parables, and stories of super-heroic doings are found worldwide.
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Notes to You: Second Person in Creative Nonfiction

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James Chesbro
As with all point of view decisions, the writer needs to know why they have chosen second person, and the close reader can discern this intention as well. In the case of direct and self-address, the "you's" antecedent must be precise.
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An Interview with W.S. Merwin

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Christian McEwen
I don’t really like Alfred, Lord Tennyson. I love Hardy, of the late Victorians. I have a passionate love of Hardy. Browning, I think, is the greatest of the great high Victorians.
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Reading, Writing, Teaching, Time: A Round-Table Discussion

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Rachel Hadas
Rather than adding my personal testimony from thirty-odd years in a college classroom to these jeremiads, I thought I would pull together a rather motley panel of experts in reading, writing, and teaching...
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