Tuesday, June 13, 2017

'Words When Bored' (Videopoem)

Filmmaker Marc Burnett animated "Words When Bored", a poem by Bob Holman, featured below.

Creative consultant to Alonzo King's LINES Ballet* company, founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, and co-founder and co-director of the Endangered Language Alliance, Holman has published some 16 poetry collections, including, most recently, Sing This One Back to Me (Coffee House Press, 2013). His poems also are featured in A Couple of Ways of Doing Something: Photographs by Chuck Close (Aperture, 2006). Currently, Holman is a visiting lecturer at Princeton University's Lewis Center for the Arts.

(My thanks to Dave Bonta's Moving Poems site.)

Bob Holman Website

Bob Holman Audio/Video Poetry Collection, 1977-2002, The Fales Library & Special Collections, New York University

* This past May, LINES performed Figures of Speech, a production inspired by endangered languages.

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