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  • All fields: poetry
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    • Sonya Sones interview

    • Middle-aged women - Poetry; Self-realization in women - Poetry
    • Sonya Sones discusses her book, “The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus.” She begins by explaining that she wanted to write about things that have been happening in her life as she gets older. Martinson asks Sones to read a passage about a mother’s...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • Tom Sleigh interview

    • Space race; Outer space; Cold War
    • Tom Sleigh discusses his book, “Space Walk.” He begins by sharing his thoughts on being awarded the 2008 Kingsley Tufts Award. He explains that the book is a compilation of his poetry dealing with growing up during the Cold War era. He goes on...
    • 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,...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Harold Schulweis interview, 2001 October 05

    • Judaism - Customs and practices - Meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects -Judaism - Meditations; Life change events - Religious aspects - Judaism - Meditations; Jewish meditations; Life cycle, Human - Religious aspects - Judaism - Poetry
    • Harold Schulweis discusses his book, “Finding Each Other in Judaism.” He begins by explaining that the first instance of philosophical wisdom that is found in the bible is when God says that it is not good for the human being to be alone and...
    • John E. O'Toole interview, 1981

    • Advertising; Advertising - United States
    • John E. O’Toole discusses his book, “The Trouble with Advertising.” He begins by explaining that advertising is changing because more people are watching cable instead of network television. He talks about the thought process that networks...
    • Daryl Cumber Dance interview

    • Mecklenburg Six (Group); Mecklenburg Correctional Center (Va.); Prisoners - Virginia - Biography; Fugitives from justice - Virginia - Biography; Escapes - Virginia - Case studies; African Americans - Folklore
    • Daryl Cumber Dance discusses her book, “Long Gone.” She begins by explaining that her book is about the 6 escaped death row inmates from Mecklenburg Prison in 1984, and other tales of black escape folklore. She talks about teaching at the...
    • 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...
    • Edwin Wintle interview, 2005 July 18

    • Teenagers and adults; Parenting; Teenage girls - New York (State) - New York; Gay men - New York (State) - New York; Wintle, Edwin
    • Edwin Wintle discusses his book, “Breakfast with Tiffany.” He begins by explaining that the book is a personal memoir of the first year his niece Tiffany spent living with him. Wintle explains that prior to Tiffany he had been a successful...
    • William Wallis interview, 2004 June

    • Opera - Analysis, appreciation; Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Boheme; Bizet, Georges, 1838-1875. Carmen; Verdi, Giuseppe, 1813-1901. Traviata; Stravinsky, Igor, 1882-1971. Rake's progress
    • William Wallis discusses his book, “A Dream of Love Fulfilled: An Introduction to Romantic Opera as Literature: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of la Bohème, Carmen, la Traviata and the Rake’s Progress.” He begins by introducing the 5...
    • 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...
    • Reed Farrel Coleman interview, 2005 February 7

    • New York (N.Y.) - Fiction; Retirees - Fiction; Legislators - Fiction; Missing persons - Fiction; Ex-police officers - Fiction; Private investigators - New York (State) - New York - Fiction; Prager, Moe (Fictitious character) - Fiction
    • Reed Farrel Coleman discusses his book, “The James Deans.” He begins by explaining that this is the third novel in his Moe Prager Detective series and is set in the early 1980s. His protagonist Moe Prager is New York private investigator. In...
    • Janet Fitch interview

    • Women murderers - Fiction; Mothers and daughters - Fiction; Foster children - Fiction; Young women - Fiction
    • Janet Fitch discusses her book, “White Oleander.” She explains that the book follows the protagonist, Astrid, who is the only child of a single mother. Ingrid, Astrid’s mother is an eccentric poet who murders a man for rejecting her. The...

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