Open House with Linda Pastan and Cornelius Eady
Esteemed poet Linda Pastan discusses her most recent collection Almost An Elegy: New and Later Selected Poems with co-host Cornelius Eady. She also reads and discusses the work of the late poet Roland Flint.
Linda Pastan grew up in New York City, graduated from Radcliffe College in 1954, received an MA from Brandeis University and an honorary doctorate from Kenyon College. She has published 16 volumes of poetry, most recently Almost an Elegy: New and Later Selected Poems. Two of her books have been finalists for the National Book Award, one for The Los Angeles Times Book Prize. She taught for several years at American University and was on the staff of the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference for 20 years. She is a past Poet Laureate of Maryland. Pastan has won numerous awards, including The Radcliffe Distinguished Alumni Award and The Maurice English Award. In 2003 she won the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize for lifetime achievement.