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Offline ElJayVee

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Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« on: May 14, 2017, 12:57:39 PM »
Being the poetry nerd that I am, I took note of the poems that scrolled up the right-hand side of the screen.  I think I have them in order:

Margaret Avison:  Winter Sun
Margaret Avison:  Thaw
George Elliott Clarke (Canada's seventh Poet Laureate  8)):  Ain't You Scared of the Sacred?: A Spiritual
George Elliott Clarke:  "Male is partly female, because female/Carries male. To whit, gender's not a jail."
George Elliott Clarke:  Kaddish for Leonard Cohen (a la maniere d'Allen Ginsberg) (please forgive the lack of accents)
Joan Crate:  I Am a Prophet
Elizabeth Alexander:  Praise Song for the Day
Carl Sandburg:  Prairie
Naomi Shihab Nye:  Kindness
Naomi Shihab Nye:  United
Lucille Clifton:  Let There Be New Flowering
Walt Whitman:  I Hear America Singing
Jamila Woods (collaboration with Chance the Rapper):  Ghazal for White Hen Pantry
Rita Dove:  Wingfoot Lake
Yusef Komunyakaa:  Facing It
Alberto Rios:  The Border: A Double Sonnet
Elizabeth Alexander:  Preliminary Sketches: Philadelphia
William Matthews:  Why We Are Truly a Nation
Lawrence Ferlinghetti:  The World is a Beautiful Place
Robert Pinsky:  An Explanation of America
Robert Pinsky:  A Love of Death

Emotion, imagery - great stuff!



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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2017, 02:09:05 PM »
Thank you so much for posting this from another poetry nerd! :-* :-* :-*

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2017, 05:44:29 PM »
El, greatly appreciated.  We were wondering about the poems.
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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2017, 06:28:14 PM »
You rock ElJayVee. I'm not a poetry buff by any stretch of the imagination, but there was one Pinsky poem that caught my eye as it talked extensively about the prairies. I had it in my notes to Google, but here you have laid it out for me. Thank you!

p.s. It was great to meet you in person.

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2017, 07:13:50 PM »
Thank you for sharing!

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 07:56:35 AM »
Thanks for this list. I've seen another list around, too. I'm not a poetry expert but I absolutely loved these poems and they really fit with the show. I had to buy some William Blake because of "Songs of Innocence" and I think I'm gonna have to get more. It's surprising to see the year in which some of them were written...things written 60, 70 years ago applying very much to today...

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 07:57:35 AM »
Thanks for posting!

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 08:08:47 AM »
At the Chicago 2 show they also had Puerto Rican Obituary by Pedro Pietri mixed in there.  I believe after Lumineers played.

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Re: Poems Scrolling on Screen Before the Set **SPOILERS**
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 12:04:51 PM »
^Puerto Rico Obituary scrolled many times in Pittsburgh last night too