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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Marilyn Manson Reads William Blake

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“Expect poison from the standing water.” Musician and poet Marilyn Manson reads “The Proverbs of Hell” by William Blake at Dark Blushing, an evening of poetry, music, and art presented in collaboration with Write Now Poetry Society, at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

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Nick Flynn

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Nick Flynn reads a poem by William Blake and “Cathedral of Salt,” a poem from his new collection, My Feelings (Graywolf Press, 2015) for the P.O.P. video series, which was shot and edited by Rachel Eliza Griffiths in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. Flynn’s fourth poetry collection is featured in Page One in the current issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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