Writers on the NEA


“With all writers, with all artists, with all humans, we all carry ancestors. We carry stories. We carry their songs.” In this video, Joy Harjo, Esther Allen, and Michael Cunningham speak on the impact of receiving creative writing fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). For more on the NEA’s positive impact on writers, read “Vote of Confidence: The Life-Changing Support of an NEA Fellowship” in the May/June 2017 issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

Albert Goldbarth


Albert Goldbarth is introduced by Amy Stolls, literature director of the National Endowment for the Arts, before reading selections of his poetry at the 2013 National Book Festival. Goldbarth’s new essay collection, The Adventures of Form and Content (Graywolf Press, 2017), is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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