Discussing the book "In the Mecca" and interviewing the author Gwendolyn Brooks.
Discussing the book "In the Mecca" and interviewing the author Gwendolyn Brooks. Rebroadcast or different version of 1917972-3-1.
Interview begins with excerpt of interview with Chief Albert John Luthuli (excerpt from 1895817-6-1). Dennis Brutus reads several of his poems from the book "Letters to Martha and Other Poems From a South African Prison" (Letters number 1, 9, 17 - "In prison"). Dennis Brutus discusses the 1972 Summer Olympics and being imprisoned for being an activist against Apartheid and the unreasonable laws that went along with Apartheid.
Studs discusses poetry and mass media with American writer Norman Corwin, who was visiting Chicago to receive an honorary award from Columbia College. Works discussed include Corwin's radio address, "On A Note of Triumph," which the author delivered on May 8, 1945 to mark the end of World War II in Europe, and "Ballad for Americans", a cantata produced by Corwin on CBS radio in 1939. Topics include Corwin's personal and professional history, the process of writing "for the ear", World War II, the dawn of the nuclear age, and the television's role in eclipsing radio in popularity.
Interviewing Irish poet Paul Durcan.
As a tribute to Nelson Algren after his death, a collection of his writing is dramatized in this radio program titled "Come in at the Door."
Identical to 1966154-3-1 with about two minutes edited out.
Mike Forrest, Beulah Garrick, and Donald Moffat discuss and read the writings of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Forrest, Garrick, and Moffat are all cast members of "The Hostage," a play by Brendan Behan.
Dennis Brutus discusses and reads his poetry. He discusses life in South Africa. Dennis Brutus reads poems from his books of poetry "Sirens, Knuckles and Boots", "A Simple Lust", and "Letters to Martha and Other Poems from a South African Prison". Includes music in the beginning. Includes a clip of Albert Lutuli speaking.
Archibald MacLeish discusses his career. Includes him reciting "The Silent Slain," and a poem for Wallace Stevens.
Michael Anania discusses and reads his from his books of poetry called "The Red Menace" and "The Sky At Ashland". Anania also discusses his life and inspirations. Includes a clip of children speaking about the world and war. Includes a clip of a jazz song called "Lester Leap In" by Count Basie at the end of the program.
Includes Angelou reading the poem "When I Think About Myself" and excerpts from "Gather Together in My Name." Angelou discusses her life including: her family; lovers; past jobs; and African American culture and experiences. Additionally including excerpts of songs of the vocalist Billie Holiday singing , "Travelin' Light" and "God Bless the Child."
Richard Dean Rosen discusses his new book, "Me and My Friends, we no longer profess any graces", a premature memoir. Mr Rosen discusses why he has written a memoir so early in his life and speaks about his other writings. Mr. Rosen reads excerpts from his book.