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TURNING TO FICTION

Interview with American poet Donna Masini

Donna Masini, American poet based in New York, reads from her book "Turning to Fiction" and discusses her work and its context in the contemporary world. Donna and I were both resident for 6 weeks at the amazing and generously funded research facility, the Civitella Ranieri Centre in Umbertide, Italy during September/October 2011. I took the chance to interview not just Donna but other writers and artists resident there as well. Amongst other things, Donna Masini discussed her teaching methods, and I found these interesting as they had many parallels with the teaching of composition.

Posted: 1 May 2012 by Param Vir

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Interview with Kim Addonizio

Kim Addonizio is a distinguished American poet and has not only published several poetry collections but also many books on the writing of poetry for the use of young writers. Amongst the latter are the two seminal works "The Poet's Companion" and "Ordinary Genius: A Guide for the Poet within". 

She was recorded in Umbertide, Italy in October 2011 in conversation with Param Vir.

Posted: 6 March 2012 by Param Vir