Literature

Podcasts

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Richard Currey

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Author, Veteran

A writer and Vietnam Veteran discusses Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried. [28:31]

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Ron Capps

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Author, Veteran, Operation Homecoming Writing Instructor

Ron Capps helps returning service members write their way home. [27:06]

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Dean Bakopoulos

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NEA Literature Fellow

Dean Bakopoulos discusses his first novel about fathers and sons in middle America's working class. [30:40]

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Natalie Merchant

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Singer/Songwriter

Natalie Merchant discusses her love of poetry.[24:27]

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Maxine Hong Kingston

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Author and 2013 National Medal of Arts recipient

Maxine Hong Kingston discusses her path-breaking books. [22:55]

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Claudia Rankine

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Poet, Playwright

Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue. [26:03]

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Sarah Greenough

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Senior Curator, National Gallery of Art

The editor of My Faraway One: Selected Letters of Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz, Vol 1 discusses the relationship of the two artists. [29:32]

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Laura Lippman

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Novelist

Laura Lippman talks about crime fiction, journalism and the social novel.  [30:30]

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Rita Dove

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Author and 2011 National Medal of Arts Recipient

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove talks about her writing with a focus on her most recent book of poems, Sonata Mullatica. [30:44]

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Brenda Wineapple

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Literary biographer

Literary biographer Brenda Wineapple discusses her book, White Heat: The Friendship of Emily Dickinson and Thomas Wentworth Higginson. [28:47]

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