Marie Ponsot discusses her poetry book, Easy, motherhood, hiphop, and of course, poetry. Interview by Marjorie Tesser 2009.
On writing and mothering:
Marie Ponsot reads her poem, “Winter.”
Marie Ponsot’s most recent books include The Bird Catcher, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry in 1998, and Springing: New and Selected Poems. Professor emerita of English at Queens College, CUNY, she now teaches at the Unterberg Poetry Center of the 92nd Street Y and at the New School University. Her awards include the Phi Beta Kappa Medal, the Shaughnessy Prize of the Modern Language Association, and the Poetry Society of America’s Frost Medal for lifetime achievement. She lives in New York City.