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Elizabeth Hoover – Poems about the Photography of Saul Leiter

Elizabeth Hoover is an MFA student at Indiana University and a freelance writer. Her poetry has appeared in RATTLE, The Cimarron Review, The Asheville Poetry Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, and Fourth River. Her awards for poetry include the Poetry Center of Chicago’s annual juried reading award, the Atlanta Review’s International Publication Prize, and Winning Writers War Poetry Contest. She has reviewed books for the Los Angeles Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and the New York Observer. Her reportage has appeared in Poets & Writers, American Heritage, and LIFE magazine.

In this podcast, Hoover reads a series of poems about the photography of Saul Leiter, including “New Era Dry Cleaning,” “Lanesville,” “Seamstress,” and “Look, I’m No Psychoanalyst.”  She opens the program with a quote by William Carlos Williams, “The imagination.  If it’s not a flamboyance, it becomes a deformity.”

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