Poetry Breaks; Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Charles Simic
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- Poetry Breaks
- Poetry Breaks for Schools and Libraries: Charles Simic
- Series Description
2-5 minute filler programs with New England area writers reading their poetry. Poets include Martin Espada, Galway Kinnell, Sharon Olds. Series release date: 1988
- Program Description
Simic introduces and reads his poems. Interspersed with the poems are questions that people might typically ask a poet. The following is a list of the poems and questions (questions are preceded by a “Q:”; for titleless poems, : “Stone” Q: Do you consider yourself an American poet? “Cameo Appearance” “Prodigy” Q: What is it like to be a poet? “My mother was...” “I was stolen...” “We were so poor...” Q: Where do your ideas come from? Q: How do you write? “What the Gypsies Told My Grandmother while She Was Still a Young Girl” “He had mixed up the characters...” “Once I knew, then I forgot...” Q: How do you begin a poem? Q: Do you show your work to anyone? “Little Unwritten Book” “Miracle Glass Co.” “Documentary” Q: When did you know you wanted to be a poet? “Mirrors at 4 A.M.” “The Clock of the Dead” Q: What is poetry?
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Oral interpretation of poetry
- Poetry reading
- Performance in a Studio
- Luchetti, Leita Hagemann (Producer)
- Simic, Charles, 1938- ()
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