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    • 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 ...
    • Cornelius Eady: 02-04-1987 

      Eady, Cornelius; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1987-02-04)
      Cornelius Eady, a Rochester native, discusses his love for dance and how it became a unifying theme for his second book, Victims of the Latest Dance Craze. Other topics include the influence of his work in radio on his ...
    • David Huddle: 11-09-1983 

      Huddle, David; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1983-11-09)
      In an interview recorded November 9, 1983, David Huddle reads an excerpt of his short story "Playing" and discusses his writing process and the ways sexuality and music are incorporated into his work.
    • Derek Walcott: 09-30-1982 

      Walcott, Derek; Livingston, Adriane M.; Fagan, Garth (1982-09-30)
      In an interview conducted by Garth Fagan and Adriane Livingston on September 30, 1982, Derek Walcott discusses Caribbean culture and history, race, Bob Marley, and his own wish to "keep the world laughing or crying" through ...
    • Erica Jong : 04-04-1974 

      Jong, Erica; Searle, Leroy; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (1974-04-04)
      In an interview recorded April 4, 1974, Erica Jong reads two poems, "Becoming a Nun" and "Man on the Moon"; discusses her training as a writer, and women's sexual repression and struggle for equal rights; and reads from ...
    • Fred Hechinger: 05-07-1982 

      Hechinger, Fred; Andrews, William G.; Watts, Sarah M. (1982-05-07)
      In an interview recorded May 7, 1982, education journalist Fred Hechinger explains his rationale for accepting a job offer from the New York Times in 1959, despite having turned them down two times prior. Hechinger describes ...
    • 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, ...
    • Gene Wolfe: 06-29-1982 

      Wolfe, Gene; Kress, Nancy; Rich, Calvin (1982-06-29)
      Science fiction and fantasy author Gene Wolfe discusses The Book of the New Sun, his reasons for focusing on science fiction and fantasy, and the likelihood of our society's realizing the potential of such stories.
    • Grace Paley: 02-18-1982 

      Paley, Grace; Marchant, Peter L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie (1982-02-18)
      In an interview recorded February 18, 1982, Grace Paley reads her short story "Wants" and discusses her beginnings as a writer, her switch from poetry to the short story, writing while raising children, her political ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.”
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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.
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...