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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.

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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 Feminist Poets: Past American Voices

    New Letters On the Air Feminist Poets: Past American Voices

    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 (1925-2014) and Carolyn Kizer (1925-2014), as well as MacArthur "genius" fellow Adrienne Rich (1929-2012). We'll also list...

    New Letters On the Air Kim Shuck

    New Letters On the Air Kim Shuck

    Kim Shuck is San Francisco's seventh Poet Laureate and the first from a recognized Native Nation. Shuck, a citizen of Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, takes on the disappearance of native women in the United States in her poetry book, Murdered Missing, winner of the 2019 PEN Oakland Censorship Award. During her reading at Haskell Indian Na...

    New Letters On the Air Adrienne Rich: Past American Voice

    New Letters On the Air Adrienne Rich: Past American Voice

    This Past American Voice episode features the late, great poet Adrienne Rich, who died in 2012. Known for her perfectly crafted, award winning poems, she was also a fearless spokeswoman for the Feminist Movement, gay rights and peace. This program features excerpts from a 1995 New Letters on the Air interview and from a 2002 Cockefair Chair presentation at the University of ...

    New Letters On the Air Patricia Smith

    New Letters On the Air Patricia Smith

    In the second half of this interview, Patricia Smith, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, reads from her book Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, the 2014 winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt Award. Smith also shares a poem from her earlier National Poetry Series Award-winning collection, ...

    New Letters On the Air DaMaris Hill

    New Letters On the Air DaMaris Hill

    In the final part of the "On Writing, On Race" program at the Kansas City Public Library, DaMaris Hill, the youngest and first living American poet to be signed to Bloomsbury Publishing, reads poems from her book, A Bound Woman is a D...

    New Letters On the Air Anthony Grooms

    New Letters On the Air Anthony Grooms

    Anthony Grooms, the author of Bombingham, reads from his newest novel, The Vain Conversation, a finalist for the 2020 Townsend Prize for Fiction. In part one of this show produced from a presen...

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