The Writer’s Almanac with Garrison Keillor: ‘Anniversary’ by Davi Walders, and the literary and historical notes for Thursday, May 23, 2013.
Tagged with “poetry” (136)
Film writer, director, producer, actor Shane Carruth burst on the independent film scene in 2004, grabbing the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance with his mind-bending sci-fi drama “Primer,” beating out hot titles like “Napoleon Dynamite” and “Garden State.”
Carruth is almost one-of-a-kind these days. A film poet. A cinema shaman.
In his new film he puts, as one headline has it, “the trance in Transcendentalist.” Thoreau’s “Walden,” strange orchids, mind-control larva, and love — all in one entrancing movie.
Stephen Vincent Benét’s The Hemp (A Virginia Legend) is a lovely rhyming ballad about a despicable scabrous pirate.
A program that makes poems from our tweets / With rhyming lines and smooth iambic beats … Ranjit Bhatnagar wrote a program to find tweets in iambic pentameter and retweet them in rhyming pairs. With NPR’s Jacki Lyden, he shares some of the resulting couplets.
Interview: Kevin Young, Editor Of ‘The Hungry Ear’ | Readable Feast: Poems To Feed ‘The Hungry Ear’ : The Salt : NPR
According to poet Kevin Young, the best poems are like the best meals â they’re made from scratch. Young has edited a new collection of poems that celebrate the pleasures of food, from "butter disappearing into whipped sweet potatoes" to oysters that taste like "starlight."
A look at literature in the sickroom, with Sarah Manguso, Robert McCrum, and a report on how reading itself might help recovery
Charles Amirkhanian and Brian Eno discuss Phonetic Poetry, how Brian writes his lyrics, and the spirit of inquisitiveness at KPFA Radio on Saturday February 2, 1980. Listen to some of Brian Enos pieces; After the Heat, Everything Merges With the Night, Another Green World, Spirits Drifting and sections of other pieces. Brian Eno also discusses the artist Peter Schmidt and their work on the Oblique Strategies Cards, being a producer, Process vs Product and looping. Reel I ends with some thoughts on Steve Reich and his music.
The Weekend Strand: Sept. 1, 2012 — Pick of the week’s arts including tenor Stuart Skelton, sculptor Richard Wilson on art in airports and paralympians Chris Holmes and Tanni Grey-Thompson read poetry
Frank the Poet: A convict’s tour to hell - Hindsight - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
August 2012 marks the 151st anniversary of the death of Francis MacNamara, better known in convict Australia as Frank the Poet. According to one of Australia’s leading contemporary poets, Les Murray, MacNamara’s epic work A Convict’s Tour to Hell should be placed right at the beginning of English literature in Australia.
Frank’s attitude to the colonial authorities, embodied in this now famous poem, can also be gauged from the punishments he received. Lashed 590 times, he was sent to solitary confinement, to the treadmill, and worked on chain gangs. All through his incarceration, Frank continued to entertain his fellow convicts with his rebellious verse.
Now a new generation of musicians is producing fresh work inspired by Frank the Poet, whom they regard as giving Australia a tradition akin to the Mississippi blues.
Folklorist, and co-producer of this feature, Mark Gregory, has spent thirty years searching for this often elusive poet, accompanied by his sometimes doubting partner, film maker Maree Delofski.
Les Murray, poet
Emeritus Bob Reece, (http://www.murdoch.edu.au/News/Find-an-expert/History-and-Theology-experts/)
Professor Hamish Maxwell-Stewart, Keith Cameron Chair of Australian History, School of History and Archives, University College, Dublin
Professor Bob Hodge, (http://www.uws.edu.au/ics/people/researchers/bob_hodge)
Tape 3 in an 11 tape series of a class taught by Allen Ginsberg on Expansive Poetics. Subject matter includes some discussion of the Russian Futurists and two…
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