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Poetry Cam

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 info@yourdailypoem.com!


Audio

The Privileged Secrets of the Arch

Composer and pianist Travis Reynolds selected six poems by YDP poet Stephen Anderson to create this composition. Says Reynolds, "Two ideas are particularly present: Earth, or humankind, and their relationship with art. Two musical ideas are also present throughout: a rhythmic riff found primarily in 'Third Planet' and 'Song of Graffiti,' and a melody in the shape of an arch, which is slowly revealed throughout the course of the cycle. You'll hear it first at the very end of the first song, and it will be unveiled in the full immediately after the titular song, in the Interlude.

Text for the composition

 

Movies

There are a few movies that celebrate poetry and poets. This article by Delia Cabe highlights some of them:
http://www.boston.com/community/blogs/creative_type/2010/10/hollywood_meets_poetry.html

 

Video

Students recite poems by YDP poet Marjorie Maddox Hafer:
Damaris shares "A Charm of Butterflies" from A Crossing of Zebras: Animal Packs in Poetry
Maverick shares "Pitchout" from Rules of the Game


YDP Cowboy Poet Mike Moutoux reflects on ghosts of the Old West: 
Spirits Still Remain 
And on a favorite horse:
Holly

An interview with poet Billy Collins.
Used with permission. Produced  by Big Think and recorded at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.

The following are marvelous 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


Pictures

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.

 

 

 

 

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