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Whitworth Associate Professor of English Laurie Lamon, recipient of a 2007 Witter Bynner Fellowship, is a featured guest in the "Poet and the Poem" interview series at the Library of Congress. To listen to Lamon's interview, visit The Poet and the Poem. The artist interviews are listed alphabetically by last name.

The Poet and the Poem is an ongoing series of live poetry interviews at the Library of Congress with distinguished artists. Webcasts feature recent events, including the appearances of two U.S. Poets Laureate and several Witter Bynner fellows.

Distinguishing features of the show are the poets' discussions with host Grace Cavalieri about their craft and sources of inspiration. The series is sponsored by the Witter Bynner Foundation for Poetry and the Humanities Council of Washington, D.C.

Laurie Lamon was chosen by U.S. Poet Laureate Donald Hall as a 2007 Witter Bynner Fellow. She teaches poetry workshops and literature seminars at Whitworth University in Spokane, Wash., where she is associate professor of English. She received her doctorate from the University of Utah and her M.F.A. from the University of Montana. Her poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The New Republic, and Poetry Northwest. She is the recipient of a Washington State Artist Trust Award in 2005, a Graves Award in 2002, and a Pushcart Prize in 2001 for the poem "Pain Thinks of the Beautiful Table." Her work is included in 180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Ordinary Days, edited by Billy Collins, and is forthcoming in the second Poetry Daily anthology. Her first collection of poems, The Fork Without Hunger, was published by CavanKerry Press in 2005.



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