Theater video tags: ASL

Raymond Luczak Reads “Otters”


“in a documentary / they dove in / into the burble / of river, braiding / around each other....” Raymond Luczak reads and performs his poem “Otters,” which appears in his forthcoming collection, Animals Out-There W-i-l-d: A Bestiary in English and ASL Gloss (Unbound Edition Press, 2024), in this Academy of American Poets video. The poem is translated into American Sign Language (ASL) gloss, which uses English words and ASL idioms in the ASL sign order.


Deaf Jam


"Sometimes in my dreams I sign and everyone understands me." In this 2011 documentary directed by Judy Lieff, a deaf teen is introduced to American Sign Language (ASL) Poetry and enters into the spoken word slam scene. Deaf Jam has inspired a website which includes resources for ASL poets and workshops with the artists featured in the film.

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