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This week we feature an interview and reading with poet Alison Hawthorne Deming. She reads "The Place of Poetry" from Rope, her fourth collection of poems…
This week we feature an interview and reading with poet Alison Hawthorne Deming. She reads "The Place of Poetry" from Rope, her fourth collection of poems. Rope follows the paths of imagination into meditations on salt, love, Hurricane Katrina, Greek myth, and the search for extraterrestrial life, all linked by the poet's faith in art as an instrument for creating meaning, beauty, and continuity—virtues diminished by the velocity and violence of our historical moment.
Alison Hawthorne Deming's poems and essays have appeared in The Georgia Review, Sierra Magazine, and The Norton Book of Nature Writing. Her honors include two fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, a Pushcart Prize and the Gertrude B. Clayton Award from the Poetry Society of America. She is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Arizona.
Books featured in this episode:
We feature the work of early Renaissance poets
But Were Afraid to Ask
William Wordsworth finishes our celebration of romantic poetry.
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