TITLE: Heather McHugh: 2013 National Book Festival
SPEAKER: Heather McHugh
EVENT DATE: 2013/09/22
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 43 minutes
TRANSCRIPT: View Transcript (link will open in a new window)
Heather McHugh appears at the 2013 Library of Congress National Book Festival.
Speaker Biography: Heather McHugh is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "Genius Award" and many other honors, including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Guggenheim Foundation. She has told the PBS NewsHour: "The great paradox of poetry is it's the smallest unit of language you can make that releases the greatest number of readings. That's what it's for, if you ask me." In addition to poetry, McHugh has written a collection of literary essays. Her new poetry collection is "Upgraded to Serious."
SERIES: National Book Festival 2013