Interview Videos

View poetry videos of Richard Michelson reciting his poetry.

18:27 min – Richard Michelson accepting a Sammy at the sixth annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement on April 25, 2019, at Converse Hall on the Amherst College campus.

1:01 min – June 2018. Richard Michelson received the 2018 Sydney Taylor Gold Medal from the Association of Jewish Libraries on their 50th Anniversary. He was asked: “What is the Best Thing about Winning a Gold medal?”

7:40 min – Harvard Law School with Charles Ogletree. An Interview with Richard Michelson – August 15, 2012

5:01 min – Richard Michelson in the Library of the Early Mind documentary.

7:36 min – Twice as Good interviews with Renee Powell, Richard Michelson, and Eric Velasquez.

9:11 min – AJL Conference Sydney Taylor Award acceptance speech.

1:58 min – Allen Public Library – Fiction and Lying presentation

1:44 min – Allen Public Library – Children and School Visits presentation

8:15 min – WGBY TV Busing Brewster Interview

14:55 min – Rock Stars of Reading Part 14: Richard Michelson

3:56 min – Richard Michelson on Maurice Sendak’s blurb for Too Young for Yiddish

Listen to an interview with Richard Michelson on the Callie Crossley Show regarding Busing Brewster

In his new children’s book, “Busing Brewster,” author Rich Michelson depicts the desegregation busing movement in Boston through the eyes of a young African American boy who, like many in the 1970s, was bussed to a white area of town to attend school. We’ll ask what inspired him to take on this subject matter, and why children always seem to get wrapped up in larger social debates.