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Deborah Tall, a non-fiction writer, poet, and former professor of English at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, begins the interview by reading her poem “Wood Song.” She goes on to discuss her writing process, how the different places she has lived have impacted her writing, and how having a writer as a husband has influenced her. She lists writers such as E.E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath, and Seamus Heaney as inspirations. She reads her poems “Prayer,” “Winter Field,” and “Constellated,” and the beginning of “Suralia.” She concludes the interview by reading her poem “Final Elsewhere.”

Date of Forum

9-4-2002

Season

36

Length of Video

50:03

Document Type

Video

Deborah Tall: 09-04-2002

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