Happy National Poetry Month! This week’s P.O.P video features Michael Dickman! Reading Pablo Neruda and discussing Paul Muldoon and film! Enjoy!
P.O.P : Tracy K. Smith
*In celebration of National Poetry Month, a new P.O.P video will be posted each week for the entire month of April. Celebrate poetry!
Self Portrait, Teotihuacan, Mexico, 2010.
All day and night long. Valerie June is living music.
“I believe that if, at the end of it all, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhappy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this, and am happy I lived long enough to find it out.”
- Roger Ebert
Blessing the Boats: A Tribute to Lucille Clifton
Riding with Death (1988), Jean-Michel Basquiat.
One of my very very very favorites of Jean-Michel’s. Didn’t ever think I’d stand in front of it until today. The background is actually more metallic, lighter, more spectral. Stunning with glowing bones. Go to the Gagosian on 24th to see it. Just. Go.
“Fire will attract more attention than any other cry for help.”
― Jean-Michel Basquiat
“My blood is alive with many voices that tell me I am made of longing.” - Rilke
“no moon, sun, diamond, hands —
fingertip, dot, ray, gauze, sea.
pine green, pink glass, eye,
mine, eraser, mud, mother, I am coming.”
- Frida Kahlo
Directed by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.
A visual poem inspired by “Woman Without Umbrella”, a poetry collection
by Victoria Redel, which was published by Four Way Books in 2012.
The visual poem incorporates all of its text from various poems
in Redel’s collection.
Permission to use excerpts from WOMAN WITHOUT UMBRELLA (C)2012 by Victoria Redel granted by Four Way Books. All rights reserved.