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We kick off a month-long series in August that features current State Poets Laureate with Beth Ann Fennelly. The Mississippi Poet Laureate since 20...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, talk about their work in this interview at the K...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poet Michelle Boisseau died November 15, 2017 from cancer at age 62. In this interview conducted earlier this year at the Kansas City Public Libra...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We begin National Hispanic Heritage month with the Past American Voice of Judith Ortiz Cofer, who influenced and mentored Latina writers around the...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Novelist Whitney Terrell talks about his third novel, THE GOOD LIEUTENANT, now out in paperback. Terrell was embedded with the military in Iraq, wr...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
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We remember a Past American Voice--Arkansas native and former Rhode Island Poet Laureate, C.D. Wright who died suddenly in early 2016. She authored...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Women's History Month continues with a tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet who died in October 2014. An unmistakable feminist, ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Conversations with celebrated American poets Rita Dove and Sonia Sanchez.

Bought by KQED, WVAS, WESM 91.3 FM, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 8
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The most celebrated African American poets in America pay homage to the life’s work of former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove.

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KVSC, Radio Phoenix, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by WTJU, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WCSU-FM, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Clifton on the cover of 'Wild Blessings'
Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality.

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVSC, and CKMO


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Orville, Katharine and Wilbur Wright, Credit: Library of Congress
Why you've never heard of the Wright Brothers' sister, Katharine.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2009
  • Length: 29:00