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Griggs, Dan

Overview
Works: 58 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 7,035 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed literary readings  Filmed interviews  Educational films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Poetry 
Roles: Production personnel, Director, Author, Composer
Classifications: PN6101,
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dan Griggs
Seamus Heaney by Seamus Heaney( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt."--Container
Denise Levertov( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Denise Levertov, born in England in 1923, has long been an important American poet, essayist, editor, and teacher. Her poetry is musical, meditative, and transcendent, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world, love, and politics. Ms. Levertov, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, read from Evening train and unpublished work on December 7, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container. Followed by an interview
Paule Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall, who has received a MacArthur Fellowship, has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles"--VHS container
Luis J. Rodriguez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt
John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Hayden Carruth( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Mr Carruth read from his Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991, which received a National Book Critics Circle Award, on November 9, 1993, in Los Angeles. He talked about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt
Derek Mahon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Gary Soto( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Soto read from his New and Selected Poems
Thom Gunn( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thom Gunn's austere poems of love and death have distinguished him as a contemporary master. Born in England in 1929, Thom Gunn has lived in northern California since 1954. Thom Gunn read from his Collected poems, which gathers 40 years of poetry, and new work on October 18, 1994, in Los Angeles. He talked with Wendy Lesser, the founding editor of The threepenny review"--Container
Grace Paley( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley read three stories, Friends, Love, and Mother. She was interviewed by Carol Muske
Pattiann Rogers by Pattiann Rogers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pattiann Rogers' poetry is widely noted for its astonishing, sensual, and accurate detailing of the biological, botanical, and zoological worlds. [She] ... read from Geocentric, The tattooed lady in the garden, Splitting and binding, and unpublished work ... on May 4, 1993, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Peter Reading( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peter Reading is one of the most inventive and challenging poets in England. This program documents his first reading in the United States. He reads from Evagatory and Diplopic and talks with Christopher Hitchens and Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place in Los Angeles on April 21, 1992
Paul West( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paul West's fertile imagination demonstrates the limitless possibilities of language and fiction in his 15 novels. Mr. West, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, reads from his books Tenement of clay, Out of my depths, Rat man of Paris, The women of Whitechapel and Jack the Ripper, and Love's mansion. Mr. West's reading and talk with Michael Silverblatt took place on September 21, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container
Edna O'Brien in conversation with Tobias Wolff( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. O'Brien read from the story "Brother" and from Down by the River on May 12, 1998
Joy Harjo by Joy Harjo( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Joy Harjo as she discusses her work and reads from her poetry, including "The woman who fell from the sky", "Secrets from the center of the world", "In mad love and war", and "She had some horses."
Caryl Phillips by Caryl Phillips( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caryl Phillips was born in St. Kitts, West Indies, and has published five works of fiction which present different perspectives of the African diaspora and explore the anatomy of slavery with stylistic virtuosity and memorable characters who tell the stories of those who survived slavery. He reads from Crossing the River
Stuart Dybek in conversation of Barry Sanders by Stuart Dybek( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reading by the author from the story "Paper Lantern" and from the Coast of Chicago on November 12, 1996
Scott Russell Sanders in conversation with Bernard Cooper by Scott R Sanders( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Sanders read from Writing from the Center, In Limestone Country, Staying Put, and new work on May 20, 1997 in Los Angeles
Sandra Cisneros( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on Oct. 8, 1996
Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill in conversation with Dillon Johnston by Eilean Ni Chuilleanain( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ms. Ní Chuilleanáin read from The Second Voyage, The Brazen Serpent, The Magdalene Sermon, and new poems. Ms Ní Dhomhnaill read from Pharaoh's Daughter, The Astrakhan Cloak, and new poems. They read on April 29, 1997
 
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Languages
English (56)