KR Podcast with Ruth Awad

Kenyon Review’s Andrew Grace interviews poet Ruth Awad about interviewing her father about his immigration experience, poetry as a historical document, and finding language for our interior worlds.

Ruth Awad is an award-winning Lebanese-American poet whose debut poetry collection Set to Music a Wildfire (Southern Indiana Review Press 2017) won the 2016 Michael Waters Poetry Prize and the 2018 Ohioana Book Award for Poetry. She is the recipient of a 2020 and 2016 Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award, and her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, Poem-a-Day, New Republic, Pleiades, the Believer, the Rumpus, Missouri Review Poem of the Week, Sixth Finch, Crab Orchard Review, CALYX, Diode, Southern Indiana Review, Adroit Journal, Vinyl Poetry, Epiphany, BOAAT Journal, and elsewhere.

Andrew Grace is the associate poetry editor of Kenyon Review.

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