Visible proof that poetry can be fun--and beautiful, and charming, and sexy, and compelling, and a whole other list of adjectives!
Here are poets, poetry, poetic places, and poetic things caught on camera. If you have something you think we should share, send it to email@example.com!
Cowboy Poet Mike Moutoux reflects on ghosts of the Old West:
Spirits Still Remain
And on a favorite horse:
Little kids define what poetry is, and big-name actors recite it on the Disney Junior series:
A Poem Is . .
Used with permission.
An interview with poet Billy Collins.
Used with permission. Produced by Big Think and recorded at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
An interview with poet Anne Porter.
Used with permission. Produced by Edward Roy & J6 MediaWorks for Lightworks Producing Group.
Originally broadcast on "New Morning", Hallmark Channel.
Footage from "Louder Than a Bomb,"
a documentary by Greg Jacobs and John Siskel about four Chicago high school poetry teams
as they prepare for and compete in the world's largest youth slam.
An animated reading of the first verse of Marge Piercy's poem "The low road"
The following are ads used in a campaign for Union Bank of Switzerland, developed by Vincenzo Travaglione and produced by Neil French.
Sir John Gielgud reciting "Ulysses" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Paul Scofield reciting "Psalm of Life" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Ben Kingsley reciting "Ozymandius" by Percy Bysshe Shelley
Harvey Keitel reciting "The Cloths of Heaven" by William Butler Yeats
Alan Bates reciting "The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost
Maggie Smith reciting "Bag of Tools" by R. L. Sharpe
Max Ehrrman reciting "Desiderata" by Yeng Ruocheng
A collaborative effort between artists and poets in Sanibel Island, Florida
Video produced by WGCU.
The home of John Whitcomb Riley in Indianapolis, IN. He lived here for the last 23 years of his life,
as a permanent houseguest of Charles and Magdalena Holstein. The house is now a museum,
with Riley's second-floor bedroom completely intact as he left it. A personally guided tour
is offered for a nominal fee, and proceeds go to the Riley Children's Foundation.