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    • Isaac Asimov: 10-20-1976 

      Asimov, Isaac; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Duberman, Joshua; Wolf, Jack C. (1976-10-20)
      The science fiction writer Dr. Isaac Asimov begins the interview by reading “Insert Knob A in Hole B” from his anthology Nightfall and Other Stories. He continues the interview by discussing sociological aspects of science ...
    • 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 ...
    • Joanna Scott: 12-02-2003 

      Scott, Joanna (2003-12-02)
      The novelist Joanna Scott talks with Ralph Black and Anne Panning about the craft of writing. They discuss elements such as character, setting and language, what it means to be an experimental writer, and other writers who ...
    • John Ashbery: 11-27-1972 

      Ashbery, John; Poulin, Alfred A. (1972-11-27)
      The poet, editor and art critic John Ashbery begins the interview by reading his poem “Leaving the Atocha Station.” He briefly discusses this poem, and then talks about when he first began writing poetry and influences on ...
    • John Barth: 12-09-1976 

      Barth, John; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel; Parshall, Rodney (1976-12-09)
      Barth talks about three things: the teaching of creative writing, the hero quest theme in his novels, and the forms of fiction writing. He likes creative writing programs, but recognizes that not every writer is suited to ...
    • John Hollander: 02-13-1969 

      Hollander, John (1969-02-13)
      The poet John Hollander discusses his work in an interview recorded February 13, 1969.
    • 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 ...
    • Joyce Carol Oates: 10-30-1980 

      Oates, Joyce Carol; Gerber, Philip L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie; Parshall, Rodney (1980-10-30)
      In an interview conducted the week before Ronald Reagan was elected president, Joyce Carol Oates discusses her novels Wonderland, Bellefleur, and Angel of Light; the process of writing a short story or novel; and political ...
    • Julia Elliott: 09-27-2017 

      Elliott, Julia (2017-09-27)
    • June Jordan: 09-24-1981 

      Jordan, June; Marchant, Peter; Livingston, Adriane M.; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1981-09-24)
      June Jordan was a poet and former professor of English at Stony Brook University. She begins the interview by reading her poem,“A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters.” She continues the interview by discussing ...
    • 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 ...
    • Kevin Young: 11-30-2016 

      Young, Kevin (2016-11-30)
      Poet and editor Kevin Young discusses his work in an interview conducted November 30, 2016.
    • Kory Stamper: 11-29-2017 

      Stamper, Kory (2017-11-29)
      Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper discusses the creation and editing of dictionaries. Stamper reads aloud from her book Word By Word and notes the flaws, virtues, and quirks of a few sample dictionaries.
    • Lola Haskins: 10-25-1995 

      Haskins, Lola; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1995-10-25)
      Lola Haskins discusses her love of poetry and her sense of what she is good at and what she is not good at. Haskins reads her poem “Forty-Four Ambitions for the Piano.”
    • Lucien Stryk: 09-16-1976 

      Stryk, Lucien (1976-09-16)
      In a conversation recorded September 16th, 1976, Lucien Stryk describes his time in Japan and Italy and his interest in Buddhist poetry. Poems read include "Hearn in Matsue," "To a Japanese Poet," and "Burning Oneself to Death."
    • Lucille Clifton: 11-12-1987 

      Clifton, Lucille; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel; Piccione, Anthony (1987-11-12)
      Lucille Clifton was one of America's leading poets.She was the author of six collections of poetry as well as more than a dozen books of fiction and poetry for children. She is interviewed by Stan Rubin and Anthony Piccione.
    • Lyn Lifshin: 03-09-1977 

      Lifshin, Lyn; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1977-03-09)
      Lyn Lifshin, in an interview recorded September 30th, 1977, reads her poems “Thaw,” “For a Friend,” “But Instead She has Gone into Woods,” and “Two Poem.” She talks about poetry’s ability to work out feelings and how the ...