poetry film connections

You don’t go very far in looking at the arts before realising they are in constant conversation, inspiring one another.  Here is an example of a film/poetry connection – film maker Jim Jarmusch‘s tribute to the New York School of Poets, especially John Ashbery. More recently, there has been an increase in the working between film and poetry.  That is, films which specifically illustrate or … Continue reading poetry film connections

Old but good (lyrics)

Question: Which no 1 song in twentieth century UK pop charts has the oldest lyrics? As part of the celebrations of the 400 years of publication of the King James Bible, veteran DJ and likeable music historian Paul Gambaccini brings out a wide range of lyrics inspired by the Bible, including the example above. Programme is listenable to for the next 4 weeks on BBC i-player … Continue reading Old but good (lyrics)