Podcast: William Pitt Root Craft Lecture from 1979 Port Townsend Writers’ Conference


From the archives of the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, we’re pleased to present a craft lecture by William Pitt Root, given at the 1979 Conference.

Root’s poetry collections include White Boots: New and Selected Poems of the West (2006), PEN West Poetry Award finalist Trace Elements from a Recurring Kingdom: The First Five Books (1994), and The Storm and Other Poems (1969).

He is the recipient of the Southern Review’s Guy Owen Prize and three Pushcart Prizes as well as a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University and other fellowships from the Rockefeller Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Root is the poetry editor for the literary journal Cutthroat.



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