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Witness : the Ecological Poetry of W.S. Merwin

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; University of South Carolina.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©1995.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the grand tradition of Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman, William S. Merwin is considered one of America's most prominent environmental poets. In interviews conducted at his home in Hawaii, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet discusses his relationship with nature as the inspiration for his work, and the responsibility he bears as eloquent spokesman for the natural world. We see Merwin living simply in a cabin by the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
University of South Carolina, 1995
Named Person: W S Merwin; W S Merwin
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; University of South Carolina.
OCLC Number: 872343129
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 18, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 7 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (58 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: W.S. Merwin Introduction (0:57) --
"One Story" (2:16) --
Literary Beginnings (1:34) --
Merwin's Childhood (1:14) --
"Native Trees" (1:39) --
Urbanization as a Threat (2:26) --
Reconnecting to Nature (1:37) --
"For a Coming Extinction" (1:50) --
Keeping a Balanced Perspective (3:29) --
"Trees" (1:17) --
Building an Ecological Consciousness (4:39) --
Existing in Nature (2:28) --
"Hearing the Names of the Valleys" (2:06) --
Cultural Evolution in Place (3:53) --
"How We Are Spared" (1:34) --
Owning a Piece of Forest (4:01) --
"Palm" (1:08) --
Gardening Wilderness (5:10) --
Environmentally Moral Behavior (3:52) --
On Being an Ecological Poet (4:49) --
Ecological Unity (2:33) --
"Place" (1:03) --
Credits: Witness: The Ecological Poetry of W.S. Merwin (1:00).
Other Titles: Ecological Poetry of W.S. Merwin
Responsibility: University of South Carolina.

Abstract:

In the grand tradition of Thoreau, Emerson, and Whitman, William S. Merwin is considered one of America's most prominent environmental poets. In interviews conducted at his home in Hawaii, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet discusses his relationship with nature as the inspiration for his work, and the responsibility he bears as eloquent spokesman for the natural world. We see Merwin living simply in a cabin by the sea, dividing his time between writing and tending his gardens. His work in the area of conservation, particularly in preserving Hawaii's rain forest, is reflected in readings by Merwin from major works, including "A Mask for Janus," "The Lice," "The Carrier of Ladders," "The Rain in the Trees," "The Vixen," and "Lament for the Makers." This is a probing and insightful portrait of a great American literary figure.

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