Kristen Dupard and Philip Levine discuss their shared love of poetry and Levine’s poem “What Work Is.”
What does the lover hold in her hand on Sundays? Tiny Machine, a beautiful love poem.
When two major figures—both word people—get together over their similarities and differences, something awe-inspiring happens. Chappelle and Angelou. Wow.
There are all sorts of wonderful reasons why people need poetry. In this TED talk, Stephen Burt gives his intriguing ideas about a few.
Tomas Transtromer has been writing for a long time. It shows. Join us in celebrating his poetry and life this National Poetry Month!
Did you know that around Tweetspeak Poetry there are a few Thor and Loki fans? (We *know* you know there are book fans.) This video nods to both.
Best video poems. “The Painter,” by Dobby Gibson. A man finds he will create if he pays attention to life.
Moving video poem: “Mortal Ghazal,” by Luisa A. Igloria
Poetry by its very nature is visual, its words alone enough to conjure vivid, lifelike images. Even so, we’ve rounded up ten great poetry videos.
A witty poetry video featuring, well, a mouse. An entertaining animated poem, from Billy Collins.
A poetry video that will make you stop and watch. Mesmerizing, as the cards fly.
“Under a stone lies a poem that you once wrote to me.” Beautiful animation.
Rumi: Some Kiss We Want. Spoken word poetry and cello.
A tribute to Vincent Van Gogh, in song. Jane Olivor video. Happy Birthday, Vincent!
SNOW: a poem by James Longenbach
An inspirational video from Seanfilms.com. Poignant illustration of the cycle we can go through from suffering and anger to realization of our true selves.
“Things That Have No Name” is a video produced by Healing Stanzas, a collaboration between Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and students grades 3–12, medical professionals, patients, students and veterans.
John Lithgow reads The Owl and the Pussycat in this delightful video.