Grace Cavalieri's Interview on Midday with Tom Hall
The Poet Laureate talks with the always informed Tom Hall about poetics, politics, and doing th work of art
"If I say something that I believe in the deepest part of me and you read it and you say 'oh my gosh I have always thought that but never said it,' what has happened between us? We have made a contact, that’s a bridge, and the world is less lonely for it."
Grace Cavalieri stopped by WYPR last week for an interview on "Midday" with Tom Hall. The Poet Laureate and author of ASP's Other Voices, Other Lives, mused on her life and work, meditating on the loss of her late husband, and reading from her deep poetry catalog. This interview is well worth the 40 minutes it asks.
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Other Voices, Other Lives: A Grace Cavalieri Collection is a selection of poems, plays, and interviews drawn from over forty years of work by one of America’s most beloved and influential women of letters. The author of 23 books of poetry and 26 produced plays, and the founder of the legendary radio interview program, The Poet and the Poem, Grace Cavalieri has won multiple national awards for her writing and her service to literature. She currently resides in Annapolis, Maryland.
In preparing this, the second ASP Legacy volume, the author has worked closely with the editor, hand-picking her most beloved poems, plays, and interviews for inclusion here. Her empathy, charm, and sophisticated wit are preserved and presented in this volume by way of ASP’s signature deckle edges and French folds, and by the included art of her late husband who drew a series of sketches he called “waiting for Grace.” It is bound, printed, and edited with the scrutiny demanded by a piece of art. In this way, Other Voices, Other Lives is an appropriate and necessary celebration of Cavalieri’s accomplishments, and a testimony to the power and range of her work.