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    • Margaret Atwood: 09-12-1979 

      Atwood, Margaret; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Crabbe, Katharyn (1979-09-12)
      Margaret Atwood, an award-winning Canadian poet and novelist, begins the interview by reading her poem “You Begin.” She continues by discussing the oral experience of poetry as well as outlining the distinction between the ...
    • Margaret Walker: 04-05-1978 

      Walker, Margaret (1978-04-05)
      The poet and novelist Margaret Walker discusses her work in an interview recorded April 5, 1978.
    • Marilynne Robinson: 02-23-1989 

      Robinson, Marilynne; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1989-02-23)
      In an interview conducted on February 23, 1989, Marilynne Robinson reads from her novel Housekeeping and discusses her characters Ruth, Lucille, and Sylvie. She recalls writing the novel while teaching in France, and her ...
    • Mary Oliver: 07-14-1981 

      Oliver, Mary (1981-07-14)
      The poet Mary Oliver discusses her work in an interview recorded July 14, 1981.
    • Michael Horovitz: 05-12-1978 

      Horovitz, Michael (1978-05-12)
      In a recording made May 12, 1978, Michael Horovitz reads from The Wolverhampton Wanderer, The New Departures Anthology, and Growing Up: Selected Poems & Pictures. Poems read include “Highland Rhapsody,” “Western Train,” ...
    • Molly Haskell: 03-10-1977 

      Haskell, Molly; Higashi, Sumiko; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1977-03-10)
      Molly Haskell, film critic for the Village Voice and author of From Reverence to Rape discusses the ways women are portrayed in both film and television. Haskell describes how culture and male influence shape that portrayal ...
    • 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 ...
    • Nadine Gordimer: 02-22-1972 

      Gordimer, Nadine (1972-02-22)
      Nadine Gordimer, winner of the 1991 Nobel Prize for literature, discusses her work in an interview recorded February 22, 1972.
    • 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 ...
    • Ray Gonzalez: 03-10-2004 

      Gonzalez, Ramon (2004-03-10)
      The author Ray Gonzalez begins the interview by reading the poem "A Tiny Clay Doll with No Arms" from his book The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande. The interview continues with a discussion of The Underground Heart, a collection ...
    • Richard Wilbur: 03-13-1969 

      Wilbur, Richard P.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Heyen, William (1969-03-13)
      In an interview recorded March 13, 1969, Richard Wilbur discusses oratorical qualities in American poetry. Wilbur cites Allen Ginsberg's "Howl" and three political works of his own to compare, as interviewer Wiliam Heyen ...
    • Rita Dove: 03-06-1985 

      Dove, Rita; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel; Kitchen, Judith (1985-03-06)
      Dove discusses her fascination with the unseen and insignificant details of historical events and individual lives. This interest in the less celebrated moments of experience shaped Museum and Thomas and Beulah. Her careful ...
    • Robert Bly: 12/1/1971 

      Bly, Robert (1971-12-01)
      Poet Robert Bly reads from a selection of his poems against the Vietnam War, including “Counting Small Bodies”, followed by an interview and discussion about his poetry and his feelings about the war. There are also some ...
    • Robert Bly: 3/11/1970 

      Bly, Robert (1970-03-11)
    • Robert Hayden: 03-03-1975 

      Hayden, Robert; Poulin, Al (1975-03-03)
      Hayden talks about being a poor teenager in Detroit trying to write poems like Cullen and Hughes and about his later shift away from specifically African American themes. He sees a parallel between his life and Yeats's ...
    • Robin Morgan: 10-03-1980 

      Morgan, Robin; Parshall, Rodney L.; Higashi, Sumiko; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1980-10-03)
      In an interview recorded October 4, 1980, Robin Morgan describes how revolutionary/radical feminism can transform the world. Morgan’s book Sisterhood is Powerful is referenced throughout the interview.
    • Rushworth M. Kidder: 10-13-1978 

      Kidder, Rushworth M.; Gerber, Philip L. (1978-10-13)
    • Samuel Noah Kramer: 10-06-1981 

      Kramer, Samuel Noah; Maier, John R. (1981-10-06)
      Samuel Noah Kramer was a Sumerian history and language expert and the author of over 25 books and 150 articles on Sumer. He begins the interview by reading a piece of Sumerian literature and continues by discussing what ...
    • Sarah Freligh: 09-14-2016 

      Freligh, Sarah (2016-09-14)
      In an interview conducted September 14, 2016, poet and teacher Sarah Freligh discusses her work.
    • Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984 

      Heaney, Seamus; Heyen, William; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Ingersoll, Earl G. (1984-01-26)
      Seamus Heaney opens this interview, recorded on January 26, 1984, with a reading of his poem "Digging." He discusses growing up in Ulster, Northern Ireland as a Catholic in a hostile political and cultural climate. Heaney ...