Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 19980518
Alice Friman's poems often reflect settings around the world and have been published in several other countries including Japan, where she won first prize in an international poetry contest in 1994. In this interview Friman discusses her collection Inverted Fire and discusses her writing process, which requires many revisions before she considers her work to be finished.
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...
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