Rachel Hadas – The Golden Road
Late Night Conversation, hosted by Kristin Maffei
This week Kristin speaks to Rachel Hadas, who offers her richness of experience and insight into the world of poetry, classics, and the writing life. Rachel is formidably accomplished and yet speaks with warmth, wit, and deep empathy about poets she has known, her adventures (and misadventures) in language and literature, her growth as a writer, falling in love, and her recent collaborations with other artists.
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GIVEAWAY: You can win a copy of Rachel’s latest book The Golden Road. Win by listening for Kristin’s question in the episode and being the first to email the correct answer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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ABOUT OUR GUEST
RACHEL HADAS, who has written, translated, or edited over 20 books, is Board of Governors Professor of English at Rutgers-Newark. Among her honors and awards are a Guggenheim Fellowship, two Ingram-Merrill Foundation Fellowships, and the O.B. Hardison Poetry Award of the Folger Shakespeare Library. She has taught writing at Columbia, Princeton, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, and the West Chester poetry Conference. Rachel’s most recent books are a prose volume Strange Relation: A Memoir of Marriage, Dementia, and Poetry (Paul Dry Books 2011) and a book of poems, The Golden Road (Northwestern University Press, 2012). Two new books are forthcoming: a collection of new prose pieces, Talking to the Dead (Spuyten Duyvil Press 2015) and a poetry collection, Questions in the Vestibule (Northwestern University Press 2016). She is currently translating Euripides’ tragedy Iphigenia in Aulis.