Despite an ongoing and fruitful debate about the significance of American poetry in “the nation’s civic, democratic, political, and public life,” the literary art form remains an important part our show at least. During a recent appearance, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker read a poem for Tavis — “The World Has Changed.” So we thought [...]
Father Fiction explains the fatherless generation and his coming to terms with his own experience.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes the value of good conversation and reads her poem “The World Has Changed.”
Journalist, and one of the contributors to the book Landmark, explains some of the behind-the-scenes wrangling that resulted in the passage of healthcare legislation.
Gospel music star talks about his new memoir, The Blueprint.
One of the first ladies of comedy explains her success at sketch comedy and shares a humorous story about her Tarzan yell; she also talks about writing her new memoir, This Time Together: Laughter and Reflection.
Award-winning writer and author of The Rainy Season: Haiti – Then and Now recounts her experience in Haiti following the devastating earthquake and assesses the country’s future.
Former national security advisor describes what makes cyber war uniquely different and discusses whether the issues are being taken seriously on Capitol Hill.
Legendary singer-songwriter reflects on her career choices and discusses her new children’s book, Over the Rainbow.
Renowned poet, playwright and activist explains her inspiration, reflects on the loss of Dorothy Height and gives a special reading from her new poetry volume.