RADIO // The Interview ShowPhilip Schultz
Hosted by Will Corwin
Originally aired 1/1/10
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Philip Schultz reads from his 2007 poetry collection Failure. He relates his heart-wrenching recollections of growing up in Rochester, NY, then tells the heart-warming story of selling his first poem and the ensuing celebration that cost more than his paycheck (he went out for coffee). Schultz also discusses the incredible motivational power of being told you can't do something and how he has dealt with his dyslexia. This, in part, led to his foundation of the Creative Writing Program at NYU and later The Writers Studio, which follows the philosophy that anyone can be a writer. Just listen, you doubting Thomas--he's very convincing (30 minutes).
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