Anne Panning, Ralph Black
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The author, Ray Gonzalez, begins the interview by reading the poem A Tiny Clay Doll with no Arms from his book The Hawk Temple at Tierra Grande. The interview continues with a discussion of The Underground Heart, a collection of essays and what it means to a writer to go back to their childhood home and see it with fresh eyes. Various elements of the craft of writing, including form, landscape, the meaning of truth in nonfiction and the influence of art and culture, surrealism and mysticism round out the interview.
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Gonzalez, Ramon, "Ray González: poet, essayist and fiction writer" (2004). Writers Forum Videos. Video 10.