New Letters - On the Air - Audio feedAuthor: New Letters magazine
15 Aug 2018

New Letters - On the Air - Audio feed

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A weekly radio program, hosted by Angela Elam. The program now stands as the longest continuously-running broadcast of a national literary radio series, with more than 1,200 programs by many of the world’s most prominent writers.

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    New Letters On the Air Dave Smith

    Poet Dave Smith grew up in Virginia's tidewater region along the coast, so it's no surprise that his many books of poetry and essays are abundant in inspiration from the outdoor life in that area. Smith, who has been described as a poet of place, discusses how landscape and the rituals of hunting figure into his work, and how writing poetry is an act of recovery. He reads from his 2011 poetry book Hawks on...

  • Posted on 03 Aug 2018

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    New Letters On the Air Deborah Miranda

    Native American poet Deborah Miranda reads from her award-winning mixed-genre book Bad Indians: A Tribal Memoir. She discusses the historical erasure of California Indians and their almost total decimation at the hands of colonial Spanish missionaries. Using this work as a way to piece together the fragmented culture of the Cal...

  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018

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    New Letters On the Air Philip Lee Williams

    In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, winner of the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discusses his most recent works of poetry, The Flower Seeker: An Epic Poem of William Bartram and The Color of All Thin...

  • Posted on 20 Jul 2018

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    New Letters On the Air Susan Aizenberg

    Poet Susan Aizenberg discusses the use of fiction within poetry, admitting that she draws from real life, but notes that there is a distinction between truth and fact. Recently retired from teaching at Nebraska's Creighton University, she reads from her third collection, Quiet City, honored in the 2016 Nebraska Book Awards. Now living in Iowa City and teaching at the ...

  • Posted on 13 Jul 2018

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    New Letters On the Air Jo McDougall

    Named the Poet Laureate of Arkansas in 2018, Jo McDougall discusses her two recent books of poetry—The Undiscovered Room and In the Home of the Famous Dead—which explore various aspects of rural life, revealing the influence of the south and the midwest on her work. She also shares sto...

  • Posted on 06 Jul 2018

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