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Poetry in motion

Author: Helen AdamAmiri BarakaTed BerriganCharles BukowskiWilliam S BurroughsAll authors
Publisher: Chicago, IL : Public Media Inc. : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], ©2002.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Digitally mastered versionView all editions and formats
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A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Helen Adam; Amiri Baraka; Ted Berrigan; Charles Bukowski; William S Burroughs; John Cage; Jim Carroll; Jayne Cortez; Robert Creeley; Christopher Dewdney; Diane Di Prima; Allen Ginsberg; John Giorno; Michael McClure; Ed Sanders; Ntozake Shange; Gary Snyder; Tom Waits; Anne Waldman; Miguel Algarín; Kenward Elmslie; Ted Milton; Michael Ondaatje; Ron Mann; Four Horsemen (Musical group); Sphinx Productions.; Giorno Poetry Systems Institute.; Films Incorporated.; Home Vision Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN: 0780025792 9780780025790
OCLC Number: 50566892
Notes: "Over an hour of additional performances seen here for the first time"--Container.
Release on videodisc of a program originally c1982.
Special features: Interview with Ron Mann ; original theatrical trailers for Grass, Twist and Comic book confidential; Poetry in motion II featuring: Anne Waldman, Amiri Baraka, Jim Carroll, Michael Ondaatje, Allen Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, Diane DiPrima, Helen Adam, Spalding Gray, Jerome Rothenberg, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, Robert Creeley, Gary Snyder, John Giorno, Michael McClure.
Credits: Director of photography, Robert Fresco ; editor, Peter Wintonick.
Performer(s): Helen Adam, Miguel Algarin, Amiri Baraka, Ted Berrigan, Charles Bukowski, William Burroughs, John Cage, Jim Carroll, Jayne Cortez, Robert Creeley, Christopher Dewdney, Diane Di Prima, Kenward Elmslie, Allen Ginsberg, John Giorno, Four Horsemen, Michael McClure, Ted Milton, Michael Ondaatje, Ed Sanders, Ntozake Shange, Gary Snyder, Tom Waits, and Anne Waldman.
Description: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: Sphinx Productions in association with Giorno Poetry Systems present ; a film by Ron Mann.

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A performance film of contemporary poets which celebrates poetry's ancient oral tradition. Here twenty-four leading North American poets sing, chant and read from their own works.

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Poetry in Motion

by ghandman (WorldCat user published 2008-05-29) Very Good Permalink
Ronn Mann's wonderfully raucous, consistently engaging film is perhaps the earliest (and clearly my favorite) filmed celebration of poetry as a high-energy performance art. Dubbed "the Woodstock of Poetry" by American Film magazine, Poetry in Motion features a wild array of poetic personalities and styles,...
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