A special program featuring some of the best interviews of the past year on To the Best of Our Knowledge. The poet laureate hears poetry, the power of the tulip to madden men, and a solo voyage at sea and in life. Each of these interviews was heard in longer form in an earlier program.
Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate of the United States, talks with Steve Paulson about the sounds of poetry. He says we should worry less about getting the meaning and let ouselves hear the music. Pinsky's latest book is "The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide." This interview originally aired in 99-04-18-C.SEGMENT 2:
Anna Pavord is a self-confessed tulipomaniac, gardening correspondent for the London Independent and author of "The Tulip: The Flower That Has Made Men Mad." She talks with Judith Strasser about the social history of this common spring flower, which caused people to bankrupt themselves collecting bulbs in the seventeenth century and is still a significant factor in Holland's economy. This interview originally aired in 99-02-07-B.SEGMENT 3:
Peter Nichols tells Jim Fleming about his solo sail across the Atlantic aboard "Toad" - the wooden boat he restored with his wife. Alas, both the boat and the marriage sank. Nichols' book about the journey is "Sea Change." This interview originally aired in 99-02-28-C.Cassette copies of the original programs are available at 1-800-747-7444.
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