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    • 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 ...
    • Adrienne Rich: 11-13-1973 

      Rich, Adrienne (11/13/1973)
      The poet Adrienne Rich discusses her work in an interview conducted November 13, 1973 on the Brockport campus.
    • 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 ...
    • 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."
    • Andrew Sinclair: 03-16-1978 

      Sinclair, Andrew; Marchant, Peter L.; Perry, John J. (3/16/1978)
      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 ...
    • Anne Panning: 11-28-2018 

      Panning, Anne (11/28/2018)
      Memoirist and novelist Anne Panning discusses her work in an interview recorded November 28, 2018.
    • Anne Sexton: 09-10-1973 

      Sexton, Anne; Heyen, William; Poulin, Al (9/10/1973)
      Sexton talks about her designation as a "confessional poet" and the shifts in the themes of her poems through the years. She says that she writes what she wants and has to write, but that she often uses other people's ...
    • Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis: 09-13-2017 

      Kartsonis, Ariana-Sophia (9/13/2017)
      In an interview conducted September 13, 2017, the poet Ariana-Sophia Kartsonis reads from and discusses work from the collections Intaglio and The Rub.
    • Brian Turner: 03-11-2015 

      Turner, Brian (3/11/2015)
    • Calvin Forbes: 09-25-2003 

      Forbes, Calvin (9/25/2003)
      Calvin Forbes reads his poems "Kindness" and "Mama's Boy." He discusses the influences of John Donne, metaphysical poetry, public libraries, and music, especially jazz, on his work. The interview ends with a discussion of ...
    • Carl Phillips: 11-14-2001 

      Phillips, Carl; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (11/14/2001)
      Carl Phillips's works include the poetry collections “In the Blood,” “Cortège,” “From the Devotions,” “Pastoral,” and “The Tether.” He starts off the interview by reading his poem “The Trees.” He goes on to discuss how ...
    • Carolyn Forche: 11-04-1982 

      Forche, Carolyn; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Susskind, Harriet (11/4/1982)
      In an interview recorded November 4, 1982, Carolyn Forché discusses her Slovak grandmother; living and writing poetry in El Salvador; and her education and process as a poet. Forché reads her poems "Endurance" and "Selective ...
    • Charles Baxter: 03-05-1987 

      Baxter, Charles (3/5/1987)
      Charles Baxter discusses his work in an interview conducted March 5, 1987.
    • Cornelius Eady: 02-04-1987 

      Eady, Cornelius; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (2/4/1987)
      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 ...
    • Cornelius Eady: 11-07-2018 

      Eady, Cornelius (11/7/2018)
      In an interview conducted November 7, 2018, the poet and musician Cornelius Eady discusses Cave Canem, his poetry and songwriting, and playing the mountain dulcimer.
    • Dan Chaon: 02-25-2004 

      Chaon, Dan (2/25/2004)
      The short story writer and novelist Dan Chaon discusses how he became a writer, aided by the early influence of the writer Ray Bradbury and others such as Alfred Hitchcock, Shirley Jackson, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Raymond ...
    • David Huddle: 11-09-1983 

      Huddle, David; Rubin, Stanley Sanvel (11/9/1983)
      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.
    • Deborah Tall: 09-04-2002 

      Tall, Deborah Anne; Rubin, Stan Sanvel (9/4/2002)
      Deborah Tall, a non-fiction writer, poet, and former professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, begins the interview by reading her poem “Wood Song.” She goes on to discuss her writing process, how the ...
    • Derek Walcott: 09-30-1982 

      Walcott, Derek; Livingston, Adriane M.; Fagan, Garth (9/30/1982)
      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 ...
    • E. M. Broner: 07-13-1981 

      Broner, Esther M.; Rubin, Stan Sanvel; Robertson, Mary Elsie (7/13/1981)
      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 ...