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Shows featuring Grace Paley

  • Grace Paley 1922-2007: Acclaimed Poet and Writer Dies at 84 Paleyweb
    The acclaimed American poet, short story writer, and anti-war activist Grace Paley has died. She was 84 years old and died Wednesday in her home in Vermont. We go back to a Democracy Now! interview with her talking about the peace movement and the role of poets in a time of war. [includes rush transcript]
    August 24, 2007 | Story
  • Poet and Writer Grace Paley Joins Us in the Studio to Talk About the Peace Movement and the Role of Poets in a Time of War
    It has been a tough year for poets. Two months ago Laura Bush cancelled a White House poetry symposium honoring Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman. The first lady feared the invited poets may invoke poems critical of invading Iraq. [includes rush transcript]
    April 24, 2003 | Story
  • Women Writers
    This is Women’s History Month, and today we bring you a discussion with three women writers: Paule Marshall, Grace Paley and Nawal El Saadawi. They gathered last Saturday at an event sponsored by the Brecht Forum in New York. [includes rush transcript]
    March 29, 2000 | Story
  • EARTH SUMMIT II
    When President Clinton addresses the United Nations’ Earth Summit II this afternoon in New York City, he’s expected to address one of the most serious — and potentially devastating — political issues in the world today: global warming. And as the world’s largest producer of greenhouse gasses, the United States has come under sharp attack from European and Third...
    June 26, 1997 | Story