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    • Nadine Gordimer: 01-24-1986 

      Gordimer, Nadine; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Kitchen, Judith; Marchant, Peter (1/24/1986)
      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 ...
    • Seamus Heaney: 01-26-1984 

      Heaney, Seamus; Heyen, William; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Ingersoll, Earl G. (1/26/1984)
      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 ...
    • William Heyen: 10-11-2017 

      Heyen, William (10/11/2017)
      In an interview conducted on October 11, 2017, poet William Heyen reads from his collection The Candle: Poems of Our Twentieth Century Holocausts. Topics discussed include the problem of writing about the unspeakable.
    • Isaac Bashevis Singer: 10-12-1972 

      Singer, Isaac Bashevis; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Marchant, Peter (10/12/1972)
      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 ...
    • Rushworth M. Kidder: 10-13-1978 

      Kidder, Rushworth M.; Gerber, Philip L. (10/13/1978)
    • Weike Wang: 10-17-2018 

      Wang, Weike (10/17/2018)
      Novelist Weike Wang discusses her work in an interview recorded October 17, 2018.
    • Allen Ginsberg: 10-19-1972 

      Ginsberg, Allen; Heyen, William; DeLoach, Allen (10/19/1973)
      Allen Ginsberg plays the harmonium, discusses rhythm and breath, and sings William Blake's poem "The Lamb."
    • Forrest Gander: 10-19-2011 

      Gander, Forrest (10/19/2011)
      Forrest Gander, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, discusses and reads from his work in an interview recorded October 19, 2011.
    • Isaac Asimov: 10-20-1976 

      Asimov, Isaac; Fitz Gerald, Gregory; Duberman, Joshua; Wolf, Jack C. (10/20/1976)
      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 ...
    • Lola Haskins: 10-25-1995 

      Haskins, Lola; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (10/25/1995)
      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.”
    • Alan Michael Parker: 10-27-2004 

      Parker, Alan Michael (10/27/2004)
      Alan Michael Parker begins the interview by reading his poem “The Work.” He goes on to discuss his early poetic influences, such as his own mother and the array of books she kept in his house when he was young, including ...
    • Robin Morgan: 10-03-1980 

      Morgan, Robin; Parshall, Rodney L.; Higashi, Sumiko; Robertson, Mary Elsie (10/3/1980)
      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.
    • Elena Passarello: 10-03-2018 

      Passarello, Elena (10/3/2018)
      Essayist Elena Passarello discusses and reads from her work in an interview conducted October 3, 2018.
    • Joyce Carol Oates: 10-30-1980 

      Oates, Joyce Carol; Gerber, Philip L.; Robertson, Mary Elsie; Parshall, Rodney (10/30/1980)
      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 ...
    • Nicholas Meyer: 10-31-1979 

      Meyer, Nicholas; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Fitz Gerald, Gregory (10/31/1979)
      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 (10/4/2000)
      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 ...
    • William Demby: 10-07-1971 

      Demby, William; Marchant, Peter; Ryan, Pat M. (10/6/1971)
      In an interview recorded on October 17, 1971, William Demby discusses his novels Beetlecreek and The Catacombs; Rome in the 1960s; the problem of defining what a Black writer is; and traveling between Italy and the United States.
    • Samuel Noah Kramer: 10-06-1981 

      Kramer, Samuel Noah; Maier, John R. (10/6/1981)
      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 ...
    • Kevin Clark: 10-09-2002 

      Clark, Kevin; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (10/9/2002)
      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 ...
    • A. Manette Ansay: 11-01-1995 

      Ansay, A. Manette; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (11/1/1995)
      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 ...