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Poet Michael Ryan Discusses His "Secret Life."

Poet and writer Michael Ryan. His first book of poems won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award and was nominated for a National Book Award in 1974. Ryan's book Good Hunger won the Lenore Marshall/Nation Award for the most outstanding book of poems published in 1989. His new book Secret Life (Pantheon) is his autobiography in which he shares his experiences of childhood molestation and sexual addiction. (Contains brief excerpt of 12/12/1989 interview).

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Other segments from the episode on July 18, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 18, 1995: Interview with Michael Ryan; Obituary for May Sarton.

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