“My life could have been your life, with a twist.” George the Poet finds inspiration in a Paul Graham photograph of a lonely woman on a New York City sidewalk, and uses his poetry to explore the individual’s place in modern society.
Watch this trailer forTar, an independently produced movie based on the 1983 book of the same name by poet C. K. Williams. Twelve New York University students directed the film, which stars James Franco and Mila Kunis.
“I have not seen my own face in ten years, but this is not about me.” In this video clip from 2002, veteran slam poet Katie Makkai performs “Pretty,” which confronts the harsh reality of how our culture perceives women and appearances.
“Too much tranquility becomes placidity and then I can’t write.” Author and poet Sridala Swami discusses how her various artistic endeavors and life experiences have influenced her writing and creative processes.