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Chicago poet Steve Roggenbuck created this video in celebration of the "three-month birthday" of his self-published chapbook i am like october when i am dead. The surreal mix of video and sound features a reading of the e. e. cummings poem "somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond" and thirteen overlapping MP3s.
Michael McClure, whose poetry Allen Ginsberg described as "a blob of protoplasmic energy," performs one of his poems as well as one by Emily Dickinson in this clip from 2007. McClure's Of Indigo and Saffron: New and Selected Poems, which includes an introduction by the late Leslie Scalapino, is out this month from the University of California Press.
Two history teachers from Honolulu, Hawaii, have spent the past year or so creating a series of videos that use tailored versions of popular songs to deliver history lessons. Here is a bit about The Canterbury Tales set to "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas. Check out the historyteachers channel on YouTube for dozens more.
Half in Love: Surving the Legacy of Suicide by Linda Gray Sexton, the daughter of poet Anne Sexton, was published last week by Counterpoint. In this clip, which was produced shortly after the publication of Diane Middlebrook's 1991 biography of the poet, Anne Sexton reads her work and appears in home movies taken before her death in 1974.
Author Kwame Dawes recently appeared on the PBS NewsHour to discuss his experience in Haiti, where he has traveled over the past year to report on and write poems about life after the earthquake last January. After you watch the clip, check out Kevin Nance's article "Haiti Noir, Haiti Light" in the new issue.