You'll need to find essays and interviews by your poet, not just biographical information about them.
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Search for you poet in quotes and add the term interview.
For example: "Tracy K. Smith" Interview
Click on video to find in-person or televised interviews!
Other poet information
Search for you poet in quotes and add the term reading. Then click videos to find the poet reading their own poems and maybe talking about their lives! Some poets even have their own websites that include links to interviews, published essays, blogs, and more.