Nationality: United States

Mommie’s Coming Back by Jan McLaughlin

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Poem and video by Jan McLaughlin, who blogs at Faux Press. This was originally shot in 35mm, black and white, in 1994 — see McLaughlin’s filmography for the complete details.

It’s pretty impressive that a professional filmmaker can also write poems this good.

Letter From a Parasitic Head by Dana Guthrie Martin

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Dana Guthrie Martin wrote the poem — see qarrtsiluni for the text — and Donna Kuhn collaborated with her to make the video.

By way of explanation, the poem begins with this epigraph:

Upon autopsy, the neck stump of the parasitic head was shown to contain fragments of bone and tiny vestiges of a heart and lungs.
— www.phreeque.com

At the Crossroads by David Bengtson

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Poem by David Bengtson

Video by Media Mike Hazard (The Center for International Education) with a class of students at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School

Accordion: Juergen Brunkhorst

The Language by Robert Creeley

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Animation by Chad Edwards of a poem by Robert Creeley.

I Don’t Fix a Word by Donna Kuhn

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Experimental video poem by Donna Kuhn — “an exploration of grief, a tribute to a friend who is gone.”

Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa

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http://youtu.be/IaeNQC7PWK4

Poem by Yusef Komunyakaa

Read by Michael Lythgoe for the Favorite Poem Project

Shark’s Teeth by Kay Ryan

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http://youtu.be/gCcLRx6gOsw

Poem and reading by Kay Ryan

Animation by Kristin Vogel