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POETRY LIVE(S) introduces us to the lively diversity of practicing poets --- young, old, men, women, novices and veterans, black and white. Who are these people declaring themselves poets? Why do they rant and chant? What drives them to share their words and worlds with us? Performances on stage and off combined with interviews and an original score by Conni St. Pierre give an intimate look at the life and work of spoken-word poets today.
Complete Documentary at Poetry Live(s) at Archive.org
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Produced, Directed and Edited by Mark Freeman
Cinematography by Dave Stewart and Angel Granados
Music composed and performed by Connie St. Pierre
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"[a] great contribution to [the] KPBS schedule...."
Director of Television Programming and Production, KPBS
“…an excellent video…. will provide support for high school, college, and community performing arts or creative writing efforts. Highly recommended for general library collections and specialized collections in literature, poetry, and the performing arts.”
*** Video Librarian "Recommended"
Educational Media Reviews Online "....beneficial for educators wishing to provide an introduction to the genre of slam poetry."
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