Here is a brief audio-visual intro to the American poet, WilliamsCarlos Williams. Just be aware that the beginning and end of this video have a few flashes of white light and black screen.
I’ve just watched “Paterson” – a Jim Jarmusch film about a bus driver who secretly writes poetry and delights in overheard conversation. It’s a really gentle, observant film with not much action, but a lot of listening. Here’s a really good summary of it by reviewer Mark Kermode, who sums it up as a ‘moodContinue reading “Film Review: “Paterson” – a mood poem”
Professor Mal Archaic: Hello, bon soir, . This evening, we tackle the problem of Awards Ceremonies. All of a sudden, normally sane celebrities becomes moved to emotion, trips, falls, tears and unwarranted exclamations. Roll the video, Rufus!
This video interview with colourful knitting designer, Stephen Be, is just too much fun not to watch. (As it says at the start, the wonderful interviewer, Kristy Glass, apologizes that the first half of the interview was in poor focus – but such good content she had to keep it – so she funkified itContinue reading “Stephen Be: life, creativity and knitting”
how to knit a self-portrait garment, designing freestyle
Basically, you need never be bored again. An immense archive of the great audio interviewer and social historian and researcher, Studs Turkel, speaking over 40 years with great thinkers, movers and shakers as well as people less famous – has been properly curated and placed online. This is America, talking to itself, about its hopes andContinue reading “The Art of Conversation – Studs Turkel Archive”
This video tells the tale of one woman’s imagination and textile recycling adventures with Miss Ethel, her sewing machine. Quirky.
Mary Oliver on modern poetry, her writing practice, early morning as a time to be creative, and loving concern for the environment
astronaut Gene Cernan tells how despite risks and the odds being against him, he went into space and the moon
beginning to knit, jumper, large needles, Good Housekeeping