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Welcome to the weekly podcast of the public radio literary program "New Letters on the Air." Listening to "New Letters on the Air" is like eavesdropping on intimate conversations with favorite writers who reveal secrets about their creative methods, read a few favorite passages, and inspire the listener's imagination.
||New Letters On the Air Ellen Bryant Voigt||Winner of the 2014 Arthur Rense Poetry Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for her eighth book, Headwaters, Ellen Bryant Voigt sits down with fellow poet and professor, Michelle Boisseau, to discuss this collection. Her first since her est||9 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Philip Levine: Past American Voice||We remember the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Philip Levine, who died on February 14, 2015 at the age of 87 at his home in Fresno. The work of the�former U.S. Poet Laureate�has been described as deceptively simple and�pulsing with the sweat and grit||2 4 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Alice Friman||Alice Friman, the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year for her book, Vinculum, discusses that collection and her darkly humorous 2014 book, ...||26 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Carolyn Kizer: Past American Voice||We pay tribute to the late Carolyn Kizer, the influential poet who died in October 2014. An unmistakable feminist whose writing was political, satirical, and insightful, Kizer published nearly a dozen collections of poetry including the Pulitzer Prize win||19 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Lisa See||The author of several best-selling books, Lisa See returns to New Letters on the Air to discuss her 2014 novel, China Dolls, that traces the nightclub life of Asian Americans from 1938 to after World War II. Told through the voices of three young women wh||12 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Feminist Poets||This program pays tribute to the past American voices of feminist poets from the last century, who opened doors at publishing houses for the vast numbers of talented women writers today. Listen to excerpts from Pulitzer Prize winners Maxine Kumin (1925-20||5 3 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Nikki Giovanni||With a long writing career that stretches back to the 1960s and the Black Art Movement, Nikki Giovanni has nearly three dozen books of poetry, fiction, essays, memoir, and children's stories with numerous honors, including the American Book Award in 2008||26 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Kwame Dawes||Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, Kwame Dawes has written poetry, plays, fiction, a documentary�and an accompanying Emmy-winning�website of poetry. In this reading at the 2015 Pleiades Visiting Writers Series at the University of Central Missouri,||19 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air J. California Cooper: Past American Voice||We honor the life of the playwright and American Book Award-winning fiction writer J. California Cooper, who passed away September 20, 2014, at the age of 82. Born Joan Cooper in Berkeley, California, she began her writing career as a playwright but was e||12 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||New Letters On the Air Gerald Vizenor||The author of more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, essays and criticism, Gerald Vizenor was raised on the White Earth Reservation in Minnesota and went into the army at age 18. While stationed in Japan, he discovered a new appreciation of his native Ani||5 2 2015||Free||View In iTunes|