The following is a transcript from an Aug. 17 television broadcast of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS. Albert Goldbarth, Adelle V. Davis distinguished professor of humanities at Wichita State University, was interviewed as part the NewsHour Poetry Series.
Junk Man: Poet and Professor Albert Goldbarth
Aug 18, 2009 9:57 AM | Print
JIM LEHRER: Finally tonight, poet and toy collector Albert Goldbarth. He's the only poet to win the National Book Critics Circle Award twice. Last year, he received the Mark Twain Prize for Humor from the Poetry Foundation.
Goldbarth has published more than 25 books of poetry to date. His latest, "To Be Read in 500 Years," was published this summer. We visited him at his home in Wichita, Kansas.
ALBERT GOLDBARTH: We're here in Albert Goldbarth's space collection room, and I love this stuff. Sure, I spend most of my time writing poems -- it's my chief-most passion -- but as you can tell by looking around the room, this stuff has also taken up a good deal of time and energy, a little bit of money, too, and it really reinvigorates my insides all of the time.
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