WALLY'S COOL POETRY LINKS!

NEW LINKS 2010!

BBC POETRY SEASON

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/

BBC TOP BRITISH POETS 2010 VOTE RESULTS

http://www.bbc.co.uk/poetryseason/vote_results.shtml

Benjamin Zephaniah 3rd place

http://www.benjaminzephaniah.com/content/304.php

BOWERY POETRY CLUB NYC

http://www.bowerypoetry.com/

Auden reading "Musee"--poetry animations but his real voice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZqftCZD2NI&feature=related

Yeats reading "Innisfree"--poetry animations but his real voice

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations#p/u/424/_Xty-kkMmKU

Stevie Smith reading "Not Waving"--poetry animations but her real voice

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations#p/u/451/s8KIr98WDtc

Big Country performing their "Not Waving but Drowning"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1_qqjJXBEc

Do not go gentle--Dylan Thomas reading to art images

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygvTW-6dH8g&feature=related

another option Dylan Thomas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9Y9oKuCdbQ&feature=fvw

Rodney Dangerfield in Back to School reading Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTv1Dmu5CYc&feature=related

Gina Loring "Somewhere There is a Poem"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-PovgQ8jd0Q&feature=related

 

 

about the position of POET LAUREATE:

http://www.loc.gov/poetry/laureate.html

Andrew Motion (England's Poet Laureate) poetry reading for Oxfam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7zH9G97K0I

Andrew Motion's (England's poet laureate) website called--Poetry Archive which has poets reading their own work

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

Motion's intro to the site

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/poetWelcome.do

about Motion's website--Tennyson, interview with Motion

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/home.do

 

BILLY COLLINS, former U.S. Poet Laureate

Billy Collins interviewed on NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4990320

NPR interview with Billy Collins on fame and poet laureate job

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2001/sep/billycollins/010904billycollins.html

NPR interview : Billy Collins on 'The Trouble with Poetry'"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4990320

http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html

 www.loc.gov/poetry/180

http://www.powells.com/authors/collins.html 

 

MPR interview with former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Haas (who discusses about 10 min. into the interview the Kennedy quote about "when power corrupts, literature cleanses").  He also talks about performance poetry vs. the private voice to the quiet of the mind (which he thinks his poetry is best suited to). He says that poetry can live in both places. He admires Gary Snyder as a mentor.  Website to hear this interview of Feb. 15, 2005 is: http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2006/02/15/midmorning2/

 

POETS READING THEIR OWN POEMS!

poets.org listening booth--hear poets reading their work

http://www.poets.org/audio.php

William Butler Yeats (animated) reading his famous poem "Innisfree"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUfuG8ZaAzc

Seamus Heaney reading "The Tollund Man"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDT2ZdNL9CM

Dylan Thomas (animated) reading his own "Do not go gentle"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyWiE1vNSxU&feature=related

Sylvia Plath The Tortured Poetess--a video montage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uIYNQgoMB9E

 

Everyday people reading their favorites poems:

www.favoritepoem.org

  1. Elizabeth Susan Hambleton, a painter from New York, NY, read "Musee": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/hambleton.html
  2.  
  3. Click on the link below to watch Elizabeth Wojtusik, a teacher from
    Humarock, MA,
    read "Out, Out-": http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/wojtusik.html
  4.  
  5. Click on the link below to watch other people read their favorite poems for the "Favorite Poem" project: http://www.favoritepoem.org/thevideos/index.html
  6. I especially like "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks! 
  7.  

Music/bands who have been written songs inspired by literature

www.artistsforliteracy.org

 

generic poetry sites with lots of good info

www.poems.com

   AND

   www.poetry.org

great site:   http://www.poetryfoundation.org/

fun poetry pages  http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/index.htm

all poets

http://www.poetryarchive.org/poetryarchive/search.do?method=allPoets&searchTerm=all&sortOrder=AZ&pageNumber=-1

interview with Jack Prelutsky (funny poems!)

http://www.poetryfoundation.org/audio/prelutsky_03.mp3

about the poetry archive--NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5054883

 

poetry A Glossary of Literary Termsterms

http://www.poeticbyway.com/glossary2.html

http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/poetic-terms.html

or  http://www.k-state.edu/english/baker/english320/cc.htm 

or http://ethnicity.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/  

or http://www.northern.edu/hastingw/terms.htm  

or  http://web.cn.edu/kwheeler/lit_terms_I.html

 

YOU TUBE READINGS, ETC.

Alan Rickman reading Shakespeare's "Sonnet 130 My Mistress Eyes"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cw6Swr-ME40&mode=related&search=

To watch Urgelt "perform" Robert Service's chillin' poem "The Cremation of Sam McGee"

on youtube, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lBkuz1TlVc&mode=related&search=

For a commentary on Urgelt's reading of this poem, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGjkd2y-vBk

Frost's "The Road Not Taken"

http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/roadnottaken/roadnottaken.htm

For an essay about Yeats' "Second Coming" and Iraq, click HERE.

 

TAYLOR MALI's site (He's the most times national champ and master of the slam)

     

 www.taylormali.com  

“Undivided Attention”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1MHVqAWGmI&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00JtwMKMOMQ&feature=related

Interview of Taylor Mali:  What is “slam poetry”?  “Undivided Attention” poem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vpDE9tkgF4&feature=related

”The Miracle Workers”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vMHSGmGtuo&feature=related

“What Teachers Make” Bowery Poetry Club

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0xuFnP5N2uA&feature=related

“What Teachers Make” Def Poetry Jam

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpog1_NFd2Q&feature=related

“Like Lilly Like Wilson”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tshNfYWPlDg&NR=1

 

"Proofreading"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OonDPGwAyfQ

“Where’s Your Favorite Place to Write?”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_POEIhEXRI&feature=related

“Don’t Wait For Me” podcast

http://web.mac.com/tmali/Photo_site/Podcasts/Entries/2007/10/3_Work_in_progress.html

“The Apologia Of Hephaestus, 2007”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JZW9HEer3o&feature=related

“Reading Aloud”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rZzwIb6aPE&feature=related

“On Girls Lending Pens”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44sXwJgqUyc&feature=related

“I Could Be a Poet”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnOrrknTxbI&feature=related

“Totally like whatever, you know?”  or also called "Conviction"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv0aDhqxiHg&feature=related

“Labeling Keys”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbnQfFaxkno&feature=related

 

To watch Taylor do one of his best poems--"What teachers Make"

 on the HBO show Def Poetry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpog1_NFd2Q&mode=related&search=

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RxsOVK4syxU

Hey, all you teacher wannabes, to look at Taylor's website outlining his dream to convince 1,000 people to become teachers (because of his inspiration):

http://web.mac.com/tmali/iWeb/1,000%20New%20Teachers/The%20Mission.html

For a parody on Mali's poem "What Teachers Make," click HERE!

"What Teachers Make" on DPJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAVK2Agtr10&feature=related

"Conviction" on DPJ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SCNIBV87wV4&feature=related

 parody of Taylor's "Conviction"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xp7Nh_Z99yY&feature=related

"The Impotence of Proofreading"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjhOBiSk8Gg&feature=related

 

SLAM POETRY sites!!!!!

 http://www.louderarts.com/faq/

  AND

 www.poetryslam.com

excerpts from the documentary SlamNation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMJaVmzoxmk&mode=related&search=

DEF POETRY

Steve Colman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3bbpj2hX6w&feature=related

Poetri

Money

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZENZnjk7Vfw

Krispy Kreme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ht9lB-hebJw&feature=related

 

Alicia Keyes Def Poetry performance of "POW" on youtube

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLk_Q3Cq2Ns

Suheir Hammad (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fhWX2F6G7Y

Al Letson (slam poet)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OukbrA3v4A&mode=related&search=

Al Letson biography

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttGMPhLAyJc&mode=related&search=

 

Bassey Ikpi (one of Wally's favorite slammers)

  www.basseyworld.com/main.php  

To watch Bassey "perform" her awesome poem "Homeward"

on Def Poetry, click on the link below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&mode=related&search=

Diallo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj4C8riMsKI

Apology to My Unborn

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzyrHsYTveE&feature=related

Homeward

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTcOWR3uc0E&feature=related

 

 

Sites by and about BILLY COLLINS, former U.S. Poet Laureate

http://www.bigsnap.com/billy.html

 www.loc.gov/poetry/180

http://www.powells.com/authors/collins.html 

“Forgetfulness”  Billy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEPJh14mcU

“Three Poems by Billy Collins”—“The Lanyard” and “ The Future” and “Building with its Face Blown Off”  at Apsen Ideas Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEO1e4euUTc&feature=related

“Consolation” Billy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXx5K6gfQBw&feature=related

Aspen Ideas Festival “An Evening with Billy Collins”

http://www.aifestival.org/index2.php?menu=3&sub=1&title=222&action=full_info

“Litany” Billy Collins

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Iq3PbSWZY&NR=1

 

Billy Collins interviewed on NPR

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4990320

NPR interview with Billy Collins on fame and poet laureate job

http://www.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2001/sep/billycollins/010904billycollins.html

NPR interview : Billy Collins on 'The Trouble with Poetry'"

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=4990320

Billy Collins reading "Forgetfulness"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrEPJh14mcU

Billy Collins reading "The Dead"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI5Gp3d7Z-4&mode=related&search=

Billy Collins reading his poetry on Garrison Keilor's A Prairie Home Companion

minutes into program-- http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20021130/

    22:11   GK intros Billy Collins           

    23:35 Billy Collins reads "You, Reader"

    25:23 Billy Collins reads "Afternoon with Irish Cows"          

    27:33  Billy Collins reads "The Lanyard"

    30:42 Billy Collins reads "Flock"

    31:50 Billy Collins reads "Surprise" and "No Time"

Billy Collins reading his poetry on Garrison Keilor A Prairie Home Companion  at minutes--25:58 Billy Collins reads "Love", "More Than A Woman," and "Sonnet"

http://prairiehome.publicradio.org/programs/20020420/

Steven Barclay Agency--more about Billy Collins

http://www.barclayagency.com/collins.html

Billy Collins reading a variety of his poems including: "Candle Hat." "Consolation," "Forgetfulness," "Japan," "Marginalia," "Nostalgia," "Thesaurus"

http://www.contemporarypoetry.com/dialect/biographies/collins.html

Billy Collins reading "Marginalia"

http://www.contemporarypoetry.com/dialect/poetry/collinsmarginalia.htm

Billy Collins reading "Thesaurus"

http://www.contemporarypoetry.com/dialect/poetry/collinsthesaurus.ht

 

W.H.AUDEN and "Musee des Beaux Arts"

The Academy of American Poets: WH Auden
Entry about Auden, his life and his works and a few links.
http://www.poets.org/poets/poets.cfm?prmID=121

http://poetrypages.lemon8.nl/life/musee/museebeauxarts.htm

page on Breughel painting in Brussels Musee des Beaux Arts

http://www.opac-fabritius.be/fr/F_database.htm

Skating on a pond picture

http://www.opac-fabritius.be/fr/F_database.htm

"Slave to Beauty"--song to Brueghel's painting

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tT6p1vkq5h4&feature=related

W.H. AUDEN:
W.H. Auden Society
Literary society commemorating the life and works of W.H. Auden. Lots of links to his works and related items.
http://audensociety.org/

Virtual Street Band
This Virtual Street Band (which only exists and performs in cyberspace) has put 3 poems of Auden to music and made some flash videoclips to go along with them. Checking this site out is totally recommended, the site has a really cool feel to it, and the clips are awesome.
http://www.virtualstreetband.com

University of Gent: Poem from Four Weddings and a Funeral
During the funeral oration in Four Weddings and a Funeral, Matthew cites Song IX by W.H. Auden (1936?, from: Twelve Songs) in honour of his deceased lover, Gareth. This site has the clips from the movie and the poem.
http://bank.rug.ac.be/ll/week5.html

Another cool Auden poem is "Funeral Blues" or "Stop All the Clocks."  Here are some cool links to read and view some youtube stuff regarding this awesome poem:

reading of the poem from the film Four Weddings and a Funeral

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9LJ9we02Ls

Another reading of the poem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcAYsJo3-uM&mode=related&search=

"Funeral Blues" to music James Horner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HqZZXuIiJEY

ICARUS (the myth):
Icarus
A quick synopsis of the boy, the wings, the legend. Including an excerpt from Ovid's Metamorphoses which describes in detail Ovid's point of view on the matter.
http://www.users.dircon.co.uk/~nonsuch/dict/glossary/icarus.htm

The Story of Icarus
Someone's personal rendition of the perils of Icarus.
http://www.applink.net/realm/icarus_story.html

Icarus Rising
Site with a nice story of the legend of Icarus, while at the same time paying tribute to the crew of STS-51L.
http://members.aol.com/ramjetfdo/private/Space/IcarusRising.html

Daedalus
Site with extensive critique of Ovid's Metamorposis.
http://gallery.uunet.be/lqua.mhoe/daedalus.htm

Allusions - Icarus Site Map
A site with information on works of art (painting and literature) that refer to the myth of Icarus. Obviously a school related site, so the info is very related to assignment for that course.
http://www.tc.cc.va.us/faculty/tcreisd/projects/icarus/sitemap.htm

BREUGHEL (the elder):
Breughel's Work
Quality large scale images of some of Breughel's paintings.
http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/%7Eadama/breughel.html

Discovering Breughel
A bit about Breughel, where he lived where he worked and the convenient option of taking a tour of the Breughel hotspots in Brussels.
http://www.brusselsdiscovery.com/we/WE12/we1.html

Ultimate Saver- Breughel
Place where you can download a screensaver which displays Breughel's work.
http://www.ultimatesavers.com/index.asp?ID=2480

Breughel -Encyclopedia
Columbia Encyclopedia entry about Breughel (the family).
http://www.bartleby.com/65/br/Bruegel.html

John Donne "Holy Sonnets"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTHugWkvDLs

 

Wally's POETRY HAND-OUTS!

Click HERE to read a cool help sheet Wally made called "HOW TO EXPLICATE A POEM."

Click HERE for part one of the 12 grade poetry packet.

Click HERE for part two of the 12 grade poetry packet.

Click HERE for a sample 12th grade poetry terms list.

Click HERE  for the 9th grade poetry packet.

Click HERE for the list of 9th grade poetry terms.

Click HERE for tone and mood words.