Téa Obreht: National Book Festival 2020
With "Inland" (Random House), Téa Obreht, the bestselling author of "The Tiger's Wife," returns in what Entertainment Weekly called "a bracingly epic and imaginatively mythic journey across the American West." Interview by Ron Charles, fiction critic of The Washington Post.
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Poetry Ancestors: How Invention Meets Influence
As part of our National Book Festival Presents series for June, "Connecting the World With Words," American Book Award winner Kimiko Hahn and fellow award-winning poet Rajiv Mohabir talk about invention and influence across borders, and how poetry serves as a model for our moment, with Washington Post Book World critic Ron Charles.
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Life of a Poet: Willie Perdomo
Washington Post book critic Ron Charles spoke with poet Willie Perdomo about his career and the major events that have shaped his work.
Life of a Poet: Marilyn Chin
Poet Marilyn Chin joins Ron Charles an in-depth discussion of the writer's career and the major events that have shaped her work. Readings from Chin's are interspersed throughout the conversation.
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Staying Human: Poetry in the Age of Technology
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith returned to the Library to report on her outreach efforts and focus for her second term. Smith read poems and discussed her work with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World and host of the Library's "Life of a Poet" series.
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Life of a Poet: Matthew Zapruder
Washington Post Book World editor Ron Charles spoke with poet Matthew Zapruder about his career and the major events that have shaped his work.
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Life of a Poet: Rae Armantrout
Ron Charles had an in-depth discussion with poet Rae Armantrout about her career and explored the major events that have shaped her work. Readings from her work were interspersed throughout the conversation.