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    • Calvin Trillin interview, 1995 June

    • American essays
    • Calvin Trillin discusses his book, “Too Soon to Tell,” a collection of essays from his syndicated newspaper column and pieces from “The New Yorker.” Trillin talks about technology and how the computer has transformed lives. He goes on to...
    • Carolyn Mary Kleefeld interview, 1998

    • Self-actualization (Psychology) - Poetry; Self-actualization (Psychology)
    • Carolyn Mary Kleefeld discusses her book, “The Alchemy of Possibility: Reinventing Your Personal Mythology.” She begins by explaining how she borrowed elements from many different cultures to create her own system for personal betterment. She...
    • Eric Copage interview

    • African Americans - Biography - Anecdotes; Inspiration - Anecdotes; Social values - United States - Anecdotes; Spiritual life - Anecdotes; African Americans - Conduct of life - Anecdotes
    • Eric Copage discusses his book, “Soul Food.” He begins by explaining that the book is a compilation of inspirational stories, poems and fables written by and for African Americans. Some of the authors include, Nikki Giovanni, Oprah Winfrey,...
    • Janice Harrington interview

    • Southern States - Poetry Book; African American families - Poetry
    • Janice Harrington discusses her book, “Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone.” She begins by explaining that her work received the 2008 Kate Tufts Discovery Award. She then discusses her career as a librarian before becoming a writer and...
    • Judith Viorist interview, 2000

    • Humorous poetry, American; Aging - Poetry; Women - Poetry
    • Judith Viorist discusses her poetry book, “Suddenly Sixty.” She begins by talking about what happens to your mind and spirit when you start to feel older. Martinson asks Viorist to read several poems from her book about grandchildren,...
    • June Jordan interview

    • African American families; African American poets - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Biography; Poets, American - 20th century - Family relationships; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Family; Jordan, June, 1936-2002 - Childhood and youth
    • June Jordan discusses her book, “Soldier.” She begins by explaining that the book is a collection of poems about her childhood. She discusses the difficulties she faced as the child of immigrants and growing up with the burden of their...
    • Malachy McCourt interview

    • English literature - Irish authors; Ireland - Literary collections
    • Malachy McCourt discusses his book, “Voices of Ireland.” He begins by explaining his personal background being born in New York and his family moving back to Ireland when he was a child. He talks about starting his book with Jonathan...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1990

    • Poetry; African Americans - Poetry
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book, “I Shall Not Be Moved,” a collection of poems. She talks about the age of 55 and its introduction to one’s mortality and contemporary women. Angelou recites two poems and goes on to discuss relationships and...
    • Maya Angelou interview, 1983 June

    • American poetry African American authors
    • Maya Angelou discusses her book, “Now Sheba Sings the Song,” with illustrations by Tom Feelings. Angelou recites poems from the book and says Feelings gave her the paintings because he believed they could be turned into a book. Angelou talks...
    • Nikki Giovanni interview, 2003

    • African American women - Poetry
    • Nikki Giovanni discusses her book, “Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea.” Giovanni explains the meaning of the title and talks about the poems in her book. She discusses Mars and its unfamiliarity, a commitment to humanity and not revenge, Rosa...
    • Nikki Giovanni interview, 1994 February

    • African Americans - Poetry; Women - United States - Poetry; African American women - Poetry
    • Nikki Giovanni discusses her book, “The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni.” Giovanni begins by explaining that the book contains 150 of her original poems arranged chronologically. She discusses how the poems reflect the changes she has endured...
    • Robert Bly interview, 2004 June 25

    • Poetry - Collections; Poetry - Translations into English
    • Robert Bly discusses his book, “The Winged Energy of Delight,” which is a compilation of translated poems from twenty-two different poets. He goes on to explain the difficulty of translating poetry that encompasses so many various places and...
    • Rod McKuen interview

    • Poetry; Mortality; Love; Music; Russian romantic symphonies
    • Rod McKuen discusses his book, “Intervals.” He begins by explaining that the book is a collection of his newest poetry. He explains that the poems are an exploration of his life and his thoughts on love, family, and his career. In this...
    • Sherley Anne Williams interview

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    • Sherley begins the interview discussing the connection between her book of poetry, The peacock poems, and her first novel, Dessa Rose. Connie and Sherley, then, spend the majority of the interview discussing, Dessa Rose, a portrait of black and...
    • Timothy Steele interview, 1985

    • Poetry
    • Timothy Steele discusses his book, “Sapphics Against Anger & Other Poems.” Steele begins by explaining why he chose to write poetry rather than alternative forms of writing such as, short stories, novels and plays. He goes on to read several of...
    • Yehuda Amichai interview, 1991 November

    • Amichai, Yehuda - Translations into English
    • Yehuda Amichai discusses his book, “Even a fist was once an open palm with fingers : recent poems." Yehuda details the death of his mentor, the commanding officer of the unit Yehuda served with in World War Two and the first Israeli-Arab war,...

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