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    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Tillie Olsen: 11-03-1977 

      Olsen, Tillie; Marchant, Peter L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1977-11-03)
      Olsen soliloquizes about her mother, and about the power of faith in humanity that Olsen inherited from her mother. Olsen feels an affinity with Van Gogh in her effort to bear witness through art to the dignity of struggling ...
    • Andrew Sinclair: 03-16-1978 

      Sinclair, Andrew; Marchant, Peter L.; Perry, John J. (1978-03-16)
      In an interview recorded on March 16th, 1978, Andrew Sinclair reads “Gog” and describes his reliance, as a writer, on hallucinations caused by fatigue and starvation. Other topics include differences in American and English ...
    • 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.
    • 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,” ...
    • Rushworth M. Kidder: 10-13-1978 

      Kidder, Rushworth M.; Gerber, Philip L. (1978-10-13)
    • Hortense Calisher: 03-07-1979 

      Calisher, Hortense; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1979-03-07)
      In an interview conducted on March 8th, 1979, Hortense Calisher recounts the beginning of her career as an author with the short story series In the Absence of Angels. Calisher discusses the autobiographical influence on ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Gary Clark: 02-06-1980 

      Clark, Gary; Marchant, Peter L.; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1980-02-06)
      Novelist and essayist Gary Clark reads from his novel The Clearing. He discusses how Icelandic and Norse sagas influence his stories and the importance of setting his stories in Norway instead of his hometown of Buffalo, ...
    • William Cotter Murray: 02-20-1980 

      Murray, William Cotter; Ferguson, Paul; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (1980-02-20)
      In an interview recorded February 21, 1980, W. Cotter Murray discusses growing up in Ireland and his interest in telling the story that has not already been told.
    • Walter Tevis: 03-27-1980 

      Tevis, Walter; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Parshall, Rodney L. (1980-03-27)
      Walter Tevis begins this March 27, 1980 interview by reading the last chapter from his science fiction novel Mocking Bird, set in New York City during the 25th century. The principal character is Robert, a intelligent robot ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Mary Oliver: 07-14-1981 

      Oliver, Mary (1981-07-14)
      The poet Mary Oliver discusses her work in an interview recorded July 14, 1981.
    • Gene Roddenberry: 09-18-1981 

      Roddenberry, Gene; Burelbach, Frederick; Marchant, Piers (1981-09-18)
      Gene Roddenberry was a producer and screenwriter, best known for creating the original television series Star Trek. Roddenberry was also a member of the American Civil Liberties Union and the Explorer’s Club of New York ...