Host(s): Mary Elsie Robertson and Judith Kitchen
Tape order number: V-90
Visit Date: November 8, 1983
Length: 31 minutes
Brief Summary: The autobiographical quality of Huddle's poetry is contrasted with the "confessionals." Avoiding sentimentality is Huddle's recommendation to writers who want to remain honest. The function of humor in Huddle's writing is examined as the effect of Southern cultural influence. At the conclusion of the interview, Huddle responds to questions regarding his writing process and reads his Ars Poetica, "Sunday Dinner."