KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Dawn Martin Lundy & Angie Cruz

Dawn Martin Lundy and Angie Cruz were traveling through El Paso when we got the opportunity to sit down with them in-studio for an insightful interview on what it's like to be a wandering poet as well as their latest work! Poet and activist Dawn Lundy Martin earned a BA at the University of Connecticut, an MA at San Francisco State University, and a Ph.D. at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and is a co-founder of the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics (CAAPP) at the University of Pittsburgh. Angie Cruz holds a BA in English and MFA in Creative Writing from New York University. She has received numerous grants for her teaching and writing, including the Barbara Deming Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Fellowship, Camargo Fellowship, Van Lier Literary Fellowship, and NALAC Fund for the Arts Fellowship. Both are professors at the University of Pittsburgh's Department of English.

Aired December 17, 2017