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Videos on Literature and Philosophy: Poetry

SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in the Rutgers Libraries

Poetry DVDs

Before night falls  2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-100

 

Cleophas and his own a North Atlantic tragedy c2006

Marsden Hartley, Michael Maglaras, Geoffrey Leighton, and 217 Films (Firm)

The secret story of love, devotion and sexual passion of the American painter and poet Marsden Hartley as told in his own words. A narrative poem written for the tragic death of members of the Mason family, Marsden also painted and repainted portraits of the family members. 1 videodisc (147 min.)

MEDIA 10-1187

 

The color of pomegranates and, Paradjanov, a requiem c2001

Serge i Paradzhanov,  M Aleksanian, Sof eiia Chiaureli, V Galstian, Ronald Holloway, Dorothea Holloway, Katrin Schleosser, Frank Loprich, Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm), eO-Film Produktion (Firm), Armenfilm (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Color or pomegranates: Stylized biography of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova, based on his writings. It depicts the poet's life in eight sections, from childhood to death, rich with symbols of sacred and secular Armenian life. Paradjanov, a requiem: Offers an insightful look at the tumultuous career of the late Sergei Paradjanov. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1672

 

The edge of each other's battles the vision of Audre Lorde 2007

Jennifer Abod, Profile Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sisters: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-1159

 

Furious flower II 2005

Judith McCray, Houston A Baker, Nikky Finney, Askia M Touré, and California Newsreel (Firm)

"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."--Www.newsreel.org. 1 videodisc (ca. 180 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2504

 

Gabriela Mistral 2003

An in-depth portrait of Gabriela Mistral, one of Latin America's most gifted poets. The program is composed of archival footage and commentary from scholars and friends who discuss the personal events that affected her life and infused her work with its themes of tragic love and unfulfilled maternal love. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-5636

 

A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?

Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson, and Newsreel (Firm)

Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-787

 

Pablo Neruda 2003

The life and work of Pablo Neruda -- Nobel Laureate, statesman, renowned poet -- both reflect and embody the events that shaped the 20th century. Born in Chile, he fled as a political refugee in 1948, not to return until 1952. Through archival materials, Neruda's writings, and interviews with family, friends and scholars, this program presents Neruda's life and the times that molded it. 1 videodisc (28 min.)

MEDIA 10-5637

 

Salma 2013

When Salma, a young Muslim girl in a south Indian village, was 13 years old, her family locked her up for 25 years, forbidding her to study and forcing her into marriage. During that time, words were Salma's salvation. She began covertly composing poems on scraps of paper and, through an intricate system, was able to sneak them out of the house, eventually getting them into the hands of a publisher. Against the odds, Salma became the most famous Tamil poet. Only then can she take the first step to discovering her freedom and challenge the traditions and code of conduct in her village. Master documentarian Kim Longinotto trains her camera on an iconoclastic woman. Salma's extraordinary story is one of courage and resilience. Salma has hopes for a different life for the next generation of girls, but as she witnesses upon her return to her home village, familial ties run deep, and change happens very slowly. The film shows why the goal of global education of girls is one of the most critical areas of empowerment and development of women worldwide. 1 videodisc (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-5651

 

Shewrite 2005

Documentary weaves together the narratives and work of four young Tamil women poets, and offers insight into the lives of women who write about sexuality. The film traverses diverse modes of resistance, through images and sounds that evoke the universal experiences of pain, anger, desire and transcendence. 1 videodisc (55 min.)

MEDIA 10-3910

 

Walt Whitman c2008

Mark Zwonitzer, Jamila Wignot, Patrick Long, J. K Simmons, Chris Cooper, Patrick Long Productions (Firm), Hidden Hill Productions, and PBS Home Video

One of the most-recognized figures in American literary history: poet, patriot, and faithful advocate of democracy. But in his own time, critics denounced Walt Whitman as a "lunatic raving in pitiable delirium". This "American experience" production tells Whitman's life story, from his working class childhood in Long Island to his years as a newspaper reporter in Brooklyn when he struggled to support his impoverished family, then to his reckless pursuit of the attention and affection he craved for his work, to his death in 1892 at the age of 72. 1 videodisc (ca. 120 min.)

MEDIA 10-2094

 

Poetry

 

Ancestral voices 1994

David Grubin, Bill D Moyers, Joy Harjo, Mary TallMountain, and Garrett Kaoru Hongo

Explores contemporary American poetry and shows how language still has the power to touch the human spirit. Features poets Joy Harjo, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, and Mary TallMountain who turn to the past and to their own cultural heritage to understand the present. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-5451

 

The beat generation history and overview, the censorship years 1994

Mitch Corber, Ann Charters, Allen Ginsberg , Ray Manzarek, Michael McClure, Gregory Corso, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti

This video features Ann Charters and Allen Ginsberg discussing the historic, pre-Kerouac influences on the development of "Beat" culture. 1 videocassette (57 min.)

DANA 714

 

The Beats : an existential comedy 199-?

Philomene Long, Jay D Kugelman, Aya, Shirley Clarke, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Hirschman, Stuart Z Perkoff, Frank T Rios, Andy Warhol, and Viva

A film that captures the magic of the Beat generation and their continuing legacy expands into a larger discussion of what it meant to be a poet in America when the ignoble spirit of McCarthyism was loose in the land. From Venice to North Beach to Greenwich Village, the Beats found answers in Buddhism, friendship, and the power of their words. Using an emotional tone which is exactly right and a lovely style of filmic poetry, the beats are immortalized here with heart and soul. 1 videocassette (40 min.)

DANA 945

 

Before night falls  2001, 2000

Jon Kilik, Cunningham O'Keefe, Lázaro Gómez Carriles, Julian Schnabel, Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Andrea Di Stefano, Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, and Michael Wincott

A look at the life of Reinaldo Arenas, from childhood in Cuba to his death in New York City. His writings and homosexuality get him in trouble with Castro's Cuba and he spends two years in prison before leaving for the United States. 1 videodisc (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-100

 

The Black unicorn Dudley Randall & the Broadside Press 1995, 1997

Melba Joyce Boyd, Dudley Randall, and Ron Scott

Provides a history of the Broadside Press and a biography of its founder, Dudley Randall.  Includes interviews with Mr. Randall and other authors involved with the press over a twenty-five year period. 1 videocassette (ca. 60 min.)

MEDIA 2-3173

 

Breathing lessons the life and work of Mark O'Brien 1996

Jessica Yu and Mark O'Brien

Poet-journalist Mark O'Brien was stricken with polio in childhood and has spent most of his life in an iron lung.  He describes how he has fought against illness and bureacracy for his right to lead an independent life and offers his reflections on college, work, sex, death, euthanasia, and God. Includes readings from his poetry: Breathing ; Karen ; Mrs. Garcia ; The morning routine ; Creations. 1 videocassette (35 min.)

MEDIA 2-3131

 

A celebration of poetry in American life 1998

Rita Dove, Robert Pinsky, Robert Hass, Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Turner Bridgforth, and Roger Peterson

Poets Laureate recite excerpts of famous poems and speak about the evolution of poetry through the century. The President and Mrs. Clinton and members of the audience read their favorite poems and participate in the discussion. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1442 2-5007

 

Cleophas and his own a North Atlantic tragedy c2006

Marsden Hartley, Michael Maglaras, Geoffrey Leighton, and 217 Films (Firm)

The secret story of love, devotion and sexual passion of the American painter and poet Marsden Hartley as told in his own words. A narrative poem written for the tragic death of members of the Mason family, Marsden also painted and repainted portraits of the family members. 1 videodisc (147 min.)

MEDIA 10-1187

 

The color of pomegranates and, Paradjanov, a requiem c2001

Serge i Paradzhanov,  M Aleksanian, Sof eiia Chiaureli, V Galstian, Ronald Holloway, Dorothea Holloway, Katrin Schleosser, Frank Loprich, Connoisseur Video Collection (Firm), eO-Film Produktion (Firm), Armenfilm (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Color or pomegranates: Stylized biography of noted eighteenth century Armenian poet and troubadour Sayat Nova, based on his writings. It depicts the poet's life in eight sections, from childhood to death, rich with symbols of sacred and secular Armenian life. Paradjanov, a requiem: Offers an insightful look at the tumultuous career of the late Sergei Paradjanov. 1 videodisc (88 min.)

MEDIA 10-1672

 

The Coney Island of Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1999?

Christopher Felver, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Mystic Fire Video, Inc, and Fox Lorber Associates

Poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti expounds on the role of poets and authors of dissident literature in American culture. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 1916

 

Denise Levertov 1994

Denise Levertov, Denise Levertov, and Dan Griggs

"Denise Levertov, born in England in 1923, has long been an important American poet, essayist, editor, and teacher.  Her poetry is musical, meditative, and transcendent, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world, love, and politics."--Container. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 724

 

Derek Mahon 1994

Derek Mahon, Michael Silverblatt, and Dan Griggs

"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today.  Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse.  Derek Mahon...read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt."--Container. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

DANA 725

 

Don't fence me in c1998

Nandini Sikand, Krishna Sikund, Maltese Cross Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Documents the story of the life of Krishna Sikund, the filmmaker's mother, from childhood to maturity. Krishna's personal narrative is highlighted by her letters to her daughter and the poems which serve as milestones in her life. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

MEDIA 2-6347

 

An Echo to the sense ; Distant voices 1992

Scott Hilton Davis, William Scott Bealmear, and Fran Dorn

In program 115, X.J. Kennedy discusses and demonstrates the importance of rhyme and meter in his poetry. Dramatic readings of poems by Shakespeare, Dickinson and Hopkins and contemporary poets like Dudley Randall and Leonard Adam are analyzed to show how prosody and form contribute to meaning.  In program 116, four poetic versions of the Icarus myth - those of Sexton, Spender, Williams and Field - are dramatized and compared.  Marge Piercy discusses the role of myth in her poetry. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1743

 

The edge of each other's battles the vision of Audre Lorde 2007

Jennifer Abod, Profile Productions, and Women Make Movies (Firm)

Documents black lesbian poet and activist Audre Lorde's (1934-92) social vision, using footage from the four-day conference: I am your sisters: forging global connections across differences, held in Boston in 1990. At the conference 1,200 men, women and young people from 23 countries examined the issues of the relations between race, class, gender and sexuality through Lorde's work. Interviews with the organizers of the conference are intercut with conference footage, including performances, controversies and speeches. 1 videodisc (59 min.)

MEDIA 10-1159

 

El Libro de buen amor 198-?

Juan Ruiz

Dramatization of the fourteenth-century poem El libro de buen amor by Juan Ruiz. Special emphasis is placed on the clear, accurate ennunciation of Spanish verse. 1 videocassette (49 min.)

MEDIA 2-2308

 

Fried shoes, cooked diamonds 1999?

Costanzo Allione, Allen Ginsberg, Fernanda Pivano, Carmina Cinematografica (Firm), Mystic Fire Video, Inc, and Fox Lorber Associates

Series of interviews conducted at a reunion of American Beat poets in Boulder, Colorado. 1 videocassette (55 min.)

(set)  DANA 1920

 

Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998

John Hodges, Joanne V Gabbin, Elizabeth Alexander, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Kevin Young, Sharan Strange, Major Jackson, Vera L Beatty, and John Keene

A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 4 highlights the younger poets of the 1990s who represent the promise and diversity of Black poetry as it develops into the 21st century. 1 videocassette (27 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1638 2-3767

 

Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998

John Hodges, Joanne V Gabbin, Rita Dove, Toi Derricotte, Dolores Kendrick, Sherley Anne Williams, Gerald W Barrax, E. Ethelbert Miller, and Michael S Harper

A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 3 looks at the poetry that followed the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, which was marked with a broadened scope. While retaining the same political commitment, the poets extended their vision into new regions, exploring personal, sometimes taboo subjects and imbuing traditional forms with a contemporary intensity. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1637 2-3766

 

Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998

John Hodges, Judith McCray, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Haki R Madhubuti, Kalamu ya Salaam, Sonia Sanchez, Eugene Redmond, and Nikki Giovanni

A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 2 examines the poets of the Black liberation movements of the 1960s. Their works defined a strong Black cultural identity and waged a war for literary self-determination. Here these veterans read from works which stirred a generation and discuss the achievements and unfulfilled hopes of their movement. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1636 2-3765

 

Furious flower : conversations with African American poets 1998

John Hodges, Joanne V Gabbin, Samuel W Allen, Mari Evans,  Naomi Cornelia Long Madgett, Alvin Aubert, and Pinkie Gordon Lane

A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 1 introduces poets who laid the groundwork for today's Black poetry renaissance and mentored many of the younger voices represented in this series. These writers, many of whom began writing during the 1940s provided the wisdom and strong literary voice which brought Black verse to competence and maturity. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1635 2-3764

 

Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition 2005

Judith McCray, John L Hodges, Joanne V Gabbin, James Madison University, and California Newsreel (Firm)

A three part video anthology of African American poetry offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. 3 videocassettes ( 214 min)

MEDIA 2-7350 - 2-7352

 

Geoffrey Chaucer a poet's pilgrimage 1994

John V Fleming and Geoffrey Chaucer

John V. Fleming presents this introduction to the life and works of Geoffrey Chaucer.  This video focuses on two of his works: Troilus and Criseyde and the Canterbury tales. 1 videocassette (37 min.)

DANA 320

 

God's trombones a trilogy of African-American poems 1994

James Weldon Johnson, James Earl Jones, and Dorian Harewood

Features three inspirational sermons of the old-time black preachers taken from James Weldon Johnson's book of poetry titled: God's trombones. 1 videocassette (25 min., 45 sec.)

DANA 1843

 

Hughes' dream Harlem 2002

Jamal Joseph, Jad Joseph, Darralynn Hutson , Ossie Davis, and  Donald Cogsville

Langston Hughes was one of the most prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance and is often referred to as Harlem's poet laureate. This film shows how Hughes successfelly fused jazz, blues and common speech to celebrate the beauty of Black life. 1 videocassette (61 min.)

MEDIA 2-5999

 

I is a long memoried woman 1990

Grace Nichols, Frances-Anne Solomon, Ingrid Lewis, Eusebia, Malisha Odlum, and Steve Wright

A reading of poems written by Grace Nichols concerning the history of the Black woman, accompanied by music and dance. 1 videocassette (50 min.)

MEDIA 2-1692

 

Langston Hughes his life and times 2003

Bruce R Schwartz, Alice Walker, and Arnold Rampersad

Thought-provoking interviews with Alice Walker and Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad. 1 videodisc (31 min.)

DANA 27

 

Latino artists pushing the boundaries 1995

Juan Carlos Garza and Ray Santisteban

The first segment of the program, "Poets' cafe," visits the Nuyorican Poet's Cafe on the lower east side of Manhattan. Poets Ed Morales, Carmen Bardequez, Willie Perdamo, Pedro Pietri and Miguel Pińero read from their works. The second segment, "ASCO," describes the development of the 1970's Los Angeles visual arts/performance group of that name (Spanish for nausea) through interviews with its four members: Harry Gamboa, Patssi Valdez, Gronk and Willie Herron. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 707

 

The Life & times of Allen Ginsberg 1992, 1993

Jerry Aronson and Allen Ginsberg

Depicts Allen Ginsberg, an American poet and social activist in the different decades of his life and activities. Includes interviews with and comments by family members, friends and colleagues, and Ginsburg reading passages from his work. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1225 2-2241

 

A litany for survival the life and work of Audre Lorde 2006?

Ada Gay Griffin, Michelle Parkerson, and Newsreel (Firm)

Audre Lorde, poet and lesbian-feminist talks about being lesbian and black in New York in the 1950s and her social/political activity. Includes conversations and readings by Lorde and comments by other writers and family members. 1 videodisc (52 min.)

MEDIA 10-787

 

The Living Language 1989

Features James Autry and Quincy Troupe, who both work with the oral tradition to lift poetry off the page and bring it into the community.  Autry's readings are popularly requested at business seminars.  Troupe is shown reading his poems and talking to groups at Sing Sing Prison, the State College of Staten Island, a bar, and a high school that helped to integrate in St. Louis. 1 videocassette (58 min.)

DOUGLASS 102

 

Love lion 1999?

Sheldon Rochlin, Maxine Harris, Michael McClure, Ray Manzarek, Mystic Fire Video, Inc, Island Visual Arts (Firm), and Fox Lorber Associates

Michael McClure, a poet and playwright from San Francisco, and Ray Manzarek, keyboardist for the Doors, join forces for a performance of McClure's poetry, read with the collaboration of Manzarek's improvisations on the piano. 1 videocassette (70 min.)

   (set)  DANA 1918

 

Maya Angelou 1989

Maya Angelou

Angelou recites poetry, talks about the ability of the human spirit to rise up in the face of adversity, and reads an extract from "Singin' and swingin' and Gettin' merry like Christmas.". 1 videocassette (31 min.)

MEDIA 2-2094

 

Millay at Steepletop 2001

Sloane Shelton, Kevin Brownlow, and Norma Millay

A loving tribute to the great American poet. The brilliance and passion of her life is captured by the images of her home, readings of her most famous poems, interviews with her sister and exclusive archival footage. 1 videocassette (37 min.)

DANA 1660

 

Not a rhyme time 1999

Sheila Curran Bernard, Denise A Greene, and Vanessa Williams

Between 1963 and 1986, a cultural revolution began as black artists challenged mainstream aesthetics, identity and power, and ultimately defied the very notion of a mainstream. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-4294

 

Pablo Neruda 2000

Leticia Schilman, VeroŢnica NajmiŢas, Alvarez & Asociados Comunicaciones (Firm), Pramer (Firm), and Films for the Humanities (Firm)

The life and work of Pablo Neruda -- Nobel Laureate, statesman, renowned poet -- both reflect and embody the events that shaped the 20th century. Born in Chile, he fled as a political refugee in 1948, not to return until 1952. Through archival materials, Neruda's writings, and interviews with family, friends and scholars, this program presents Neruda's life and the times that molded it. 1 videocassette (28 min.)

MEDIA 2-7043

 

La Poesia de Nicolas Guillen the Poetry of Nicolas Guillen 1996

Nicolás Guillén

This brief documentary film chronicles the development of the poetry of Nicolas Guillen alongside political upheaval in Cuba. 1 videocassette (30 min.)

DANA 628

 

Poet laureate Rita Dove 1994

Rita Dove, Bill D Moyers, Betsy McCarthy, and Joseph Camp

A Pulitzer Prize winner before she was 35, Rita Dove, at age 40, is the youngest poet to hold the post of Poet Laureate of the United States. In this program with Bill Moyers, Dove talks about her life and work, the relationship between poetry and power, and her plans for taking poetry to the people. The program also features Dove reading extensive selections from her works including her Pulitzer Prize winning collection Thomas and Beulah . 1 videocassette (67 min.)

MEDIA 2-2966

 

The Poetry hall of fame 1993

Marshall Jamison, William Perry, William Shatner, Vincent Price, LeVar Burton, Valerie Harper, Claire Bloom, Henry Fonda, Irene Worth, Jack Lemmon, Ruby Dee, Will Geer, Fred Gwynne, and Robert Culp

A collection of poems in English read by celebrities. 4 videocassettes (240 min.)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1035 cassette 1 1035 cassette 2 1035 cassette 3 1035 cassette 4

 

The Sacred words ; A Sense of place 1992

Fran Dorn, William Scott Bealmear, and Scott Hilton Davis

In program 111, the role of poetry for culture and the individual is suggested through visual essays, which include poetry readings as well as dramatizations.  An interview with James Dickey includes his reading and analysis of his poems "The Performance" and "The Lifeguard."  In program 112, the historical settings of "My Last Duchess" "Theme for English B" and "Dover Beach" convey much about the characters and ideas of these poems.  The New England landscapes of Maxine Kremin echo the themes of her poetry. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-1741

 

Songs of the adventurers 1996?

Alfred Gei Zantzinger, David B Coplan, and Welcome Msomi

Depicts the poetic songs, known as difela, of Sotho migrant workers, who must go from their homes in Lesotho to work in the mines in the Republic of South Africa. 1 videocassette (47 min.)

MEDIA 2-3891

 

Sonia Sanchez 1991

Sonia Sanchez, Lewis MacAdams, and John Dorr

Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books Homegirls and Handgrenades and Under a Soprano Sky, talks to students at Georgetown University, and is interviewed by poet Lewis Mac Adams. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 727

 

Sonia Sanchez wear the new day well!  1991

Sonia Sanchez, Tom Vitale, and Bruce Burger

Sonia Sanchez, poet, teacher, and activist, reads from her books and tells about her life. The impact on her of the civil rights movement in the 1960s and the MOVE incident in Philadelphia is discussed. 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min.)

MEDIA 2-3046

 

Spirit of the dawn 1994

Heidi Schmidt and Carolyn Cox

This documentary traces the history of Indian education in the U.S. and the experience of the Crow Indians in Montana in particular. It features the work of 6th grade teacher Mick Fedullo, who uses poetry as a tool for Crow Indian students to express their cultural heritage. Includes archival footage. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA 2-2924

Poetry Cont'd

Tales from Arab Detroit c1995

Joan Mandell, Sally Howell, Arab Community Center for Economic and Social Services, Olive Branch Productions, and New Day Films

"When an Arab American community center brings an Egyptian poet to perform a 1000-year-old epic, sparks fly.  The result is a familiar American tale: parents trying to pass on cherished traditions and language, while their children are at home in a world of McDonald's and MTV"--Container. 1 videocassette (45 min.)

DANA 2025

 

Tools of the trade ; Seeing anew 1992

Fran Dorn, Scott Hilton Davis, and William Scott Bealmear

Program 113: Poetry readings, visualizations of poems and an interview with Lucille Clifton, who reads two of her favorite poems, "This morning" and "Homage to my hips," reveal the beauty and the workings of poetic language and imagery.  Program 114: The power of metaphor, simile and other figures of speech to make the reader see in new ways becomes clear through dramatizations of Anne Bradstreet's "The author to her book," Nikki Giovanni's "Woman," and Daniel Halpern's "Snapshots of hue."  Gary Soto is interviewed, and reads and comments on his poem "Oranges.". 1 videocassette (ca. 30 min. ea)

MEDIA 2-1742

 

Voices and visions a television course in modern American poetry 1988

Lawrence Pitkethly

13 videocassettes (60 min. ea.)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA. MEDIA 93 pt.1 93 pt.2 93 pt.3 93 pt.4 93 pt.5 93 pt.6 93 pt.7 93 pt.8 93 pt.9 93 pt.10 93 pt.11 93 pt.12 93 pt.13 2-505 cassette 1 2-506 cassette 2 2-507 cassette 3 2-508 cassette 4 2-509 cassette 5 2-510 cassette 6 2-511 cassette 7 2-512 cassette 8 2-513 cassette 9 2-514 cassette 10 2-515 cassette 11 2-516 cassette 12 2-517 cassette 13

 

W.S. Merwin 1989

W. S Merwin, W. S Merwin, Lewis MacAdams, and John Dorr

Pulitzer prize winning poet, W.S. Merwin reads from Selected poems and The Rain in the tree, and is interviewed by poet Lewis MacAdams. The reading took place in Los Angeles on May 16, 1988. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

DANA 728

 

Yo soy Pablo Neruda 1993, 1967

Pablo Neruda, Harold Mantell, and Anthony Quayle

Examines the career and literary output of Pablo Neruda, who made his home at Isla Negra on the coast of Chile. Includes views of Neruda reading his poems in the locales which inspired them. 1 videocassette (29 min.)

MEDIA DANA 2-3620     4

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