Julian Randall

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Julian Randall reads “On the Night I Consider Coming Out to My Parents” from his debut poetry collection, Refuse (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018), in this Ours Poetica video produced by the Poetry Foundation in collaboration with Complexly. Randall is featured in “My MFA Experience” in the September/October issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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We Real Cool

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This short film, created by Manual Cinema in association with Crescendo Literary, uses puppetry to imagine the life of Gwendolyn Brooks and the inspiration for her poem “We Real Cool.” The film was produced by Poetry Foundation with the story by Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall, and music by Jamila Woods and Ayanna Woods. For more on Brooks, read “Grant Me a Voice, and Speaking Eyes” by Angela Jackson.

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William Blake and Gucci

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“The sun descending in the west, / The evening star does shine; / The birds are silent in their nest, / And I must seek for mine.” This Gucci fashion show, in which models walked to a reading of William Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience by musician Florence Welch, was examined in a recent essay on poetry and fashion by Mia You for the Poetry Foundation’s Harriet blog.

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Record Your Rime

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In November 2013 the Brooklyn Academy of Music put out an open call for readings of an excerpt from The Rime of the Ancient Mariner in collaboration with the Poetry Foundation's Record-a-Poem project. This clip features a sampling of the many voices that participated. You can listen to the full audio submissions on SoundCloud.

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