Poet Nick Carbó Interview and Reading
In an appearance earlier this week on NPR's Morning Edition - now available online - Yaddo poet Nick Carbó talked about growing up in Manila, a city saturated with American pop culture, and how it has influenced his writing.
For "Intersections," a Morning Edition series on artists and their inspirations, Mr. Carbó, who now lives in Florida and writes about the oddness of being Asian in America, described how John Wayne and other U. S. cultural icons helped shape his witty, often subversive point of view.
Mr. Carbó is the author of three poetry collections, Secret Asian Man, El Grupo McDonald's, and, upcoming in May, Andalusian Dawn. He also has edited several publications, including Returning a Borrowed Tongue: An Anthology of Filipino and Filipino American Poetry. Among his many awards is a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He has been a Yaddo guest artist four times, most recently in 2002, and he is married to fellow Yaddo poet Denise Duhamel.
To listen to the interview and to hear Mr. Carbó read from his own work, please click here.