Videos/Interviews

Open Air Festival 2015

Opening Poem

Video by Jeff Dunnicliff

By Heart: Words, Magic, and Memory

A sampling from the world-premier performance at Open Space for Arts and Community. Scroll down for additional footage.

Video by Meadow Lake Productions

By Heart: Freeing the Poem

My version of the the Vanishing Birdcage.

Video by Meadow Lake Productions

By Heart: Memories of Song

How a song can plant a seed.

Video by Meadow Lake Productions

By Heart: Untying the Knot

And the not.

Video by Meadow Lake Productions

Open Air Festival 2013

Opening Poem

Video by Mark Corliss

Poetry and Magic for the Seattle City Council

In August 2012, as part of Nick Licata’s Words’ Worth program, I was asked to read a poem at the beginning of a Seattle City Council meeting. Here’s what I did.

“Give, Eat, and Live,” by Avvaiyar (Tamil)

As I translated it in Give, Eat, and Live

Video by James Culbertson

“Good Done to a Man of Character,” by Avvaiyar (Tamil)

As I translated it in Give, Eat, and Live

Videography by James Culbertson

“The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” by Langston Hughes

Video by James Culbertson

Neruda, Millay, and the Contradictions of Love

How poets capture what it feels like to be in love.

Video by James Culbertson

A Cozy Way to Learn Grammar

With Marie Rackham in Campbell River, BC . . .

Video by James Culbertson

The Poet’s Magic in Campbell River

A short segment by Marjorie Greaves about two performances of “A Bequest of Wings” at the Museum at Campbell River on April 1, 2010.

Interview on CBC Radio One

An interview with Gregor Craigie for “On the Island,” CBC Radio One, April 1, 2010.

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