Poet Maurice Manning on Abraham Lincoln, Voice in Poetry, and the Process of Imagination

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Maurice Manning is an award-winning poet from Kentucky whose new collection, Railsplitter, is written from the perspective of the posthumous Abraham Lincoln, recently assassinated and looking back at his life and death. It's out next week and it's wonderful. Manning joined David Kern recently for a conversation in his writing shed about his interest in Lincoln, writing poetry from a particular voice, and the process of imagination.


If you enjoyed this conversation be sure to check out part two of our their conversation, which appeared in the summer issue of FORMA.


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