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    • A. Manette Ansay: 11-01-1995 

      Ansay, A. Manette; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1995-11-01)
      A. Manette Ansay is an author known for works such as her short story collection Read This and Tell Me What it Says and her popular novel Vinegar Hill. She starts off the interview by reading a short excerpt from Vinegar ...
    • Carl Phillips: 11-14-2001 

      Phillips, Carl; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2001-11-14)
      Carl Phillips's works include the poetry collections “In the Blood,” “Cortège,” “From the Devotions,” “Pastoral,” and “The Tether.” He starts off the interview by reading his poem “The Trees.” He goes on to discuss how ...
    • Carolyn Forche: 11-04-1982 

      Forche, Carolyn; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Susskind, Harriet (1982-11-04)
      In an interview recorded November 4, 1982, Carolyn Forché discusses her Slovak grandmother; living and writing poetry in El Salvador; and her education and process as a poet. Forché reads her poems "Endurance" and "Selective ...
    • Deborah Tall: 09-04-2002 

      Tall, Deborah Anne; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2002-09-04)
      Deborah Tall, a non-fiction writer, poet, and former professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, begins the interview by reading her poem “Wood Song.” She goes on to discuss her writing process, how the ...
    • E. M. Broner: 07-13-1981 

      Broner, Esther M.; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1981-07-13)
      E. M. Broner was a Jewish-American feminist writer, best known for her books Weave of Women, Her Mothers, Journal-Nocturnal and Seven Stories, and Summer is a Foreign Land. She begins the interview by reading a passage ...
    • Edward Albee: 02-04-1981 

      Albee, Edward; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Lazarre, Adam; Anderson, Mark (1981-02-04)
      Edward Albee was an American playwright, best known for plays such as Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, A Delicate Balance, and Seascape. The interview begins with a discussion about creative art and its usefulness in sending ...
    • Fleda Brown Jackson: 03-01-1995 

      Jackson, Fleda Brown; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1995-03-01)
      Fleda Brown Jackson earned her PhD in American Literature at the University of Arkansas and is known for her poetry collections Fishing with Blood and Do Not Peel the Birches. She begins the interview by reading two poems ...
    • Gerald Lyn Early: 02-15-1995 

      Early, Gerald Lyn; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1995-02-15)
      Gerald Early received his PhD in English literature from Cornell University. He is best known for his works critiquing American culture. He begins the interview by reading a passage from his nonfiction book Daughters. He ...
    • Isaac Bashevis Singer: 10-12-1972 

      Singer, Isaac Bashevis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Marchant, Peter (1972-10-12)
      In an interview recorded on October 12, 1972, Isaac Bashevis Singer discusses talent, passion, and creativity. He refers to his lecture “Old Truths and New Clichés" and discusses art as a means for people to escape their ...
    • Ishmael Reed: 05-01-1974 

      Reed, Ishmael; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Venick, Kenneth Robert (1974-05-01)
      In an interview recorded on May 1, 1974, Ishmael Reed discusses neo-hoodooism and reads from his novel Mumbo-Jumbo. He describes growing up in Chattanooga and Buffalo and why he left New York City. He reads his poems "The ...
    • Joan D. Vinge: 04-08-1981 

      Vinge, Joan D.; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Rich, Calvin; Kress, Nancy (1981-04-08)
      In an interview conducted the week before the first space shuttle launch, science fiction writer Joan Vinge reads from her novel The Snow Queen and discusses mythology, her background in anthropology, feminism, and her ...
    • Jonis Agee: 03-26-1996 

      Agee, Jonis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (1996-03-26)
      Jonis Agee is a poet, fiction writer, and professor of English. She earned her PhD in English and Creative Writing from Binghamton University and can claim three of her published titles as New York Times Notable Books. She ...
    • Karen Alkalay-Gut: 09-25-2002 

      Alkalay-Gut, Karen; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2002-09-25)
      Karen Alkalay-Gut is an award-winning poet and professor at Tel Aviv University in Israel. She starts the interview by reading her poems “Plea for a Moratorium on Poems About Jerusalem” and “Belly Dancing, Tel Aviv, March ...
    • Kevin Clark: 10-09-2002 

      Clark, Kevin; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2002-10-09)
      Kevin Clark is a poet and professor at California Polytechnic State University whose work has appeared in publications such as The Antioch Review and The Georgia Review. He begins the interview by reading his poem “Parallel ...
    • Nadine Gordimer: 01-24-1986 

      Gordimer, Nadine; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Kitchen, Judith; Marchant, Peter (1986-01-24)
      Gordimer calls herself a "natural writer" and speaks about the influence that growing up in a South African mining town had on her writing. She responds to questions about voice, rhythm, audience, narrative techniques, and ...
    • Nicholas Meyer: 10-31-1979 

      Meyer, Nicholas; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1979-10-31)
      Nicholas Meyer is a screenwriter, producer, director, and author, and a graduate of the University of Iowa. He is the author of the screenplay the Seven Per Cent Solution and co-author of The Black Orchid. He begins the ...
    • Sherwin B. Nuland: 10-04-2000 

      Nuland, Sherwin B.; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (2000-10-04)
      The non-fiction writer, surgeon, and former professor at Yale School of Medicine Sherwin B. Nuland begins the interview by reading a passage from his book The Mystery Within. The interview continues with Nuland discussing ...