The Resource Something wonderful may happen : New York School of Poets and beyond, by Lars Movin, Niels Plenge, and Thomas Thurah, (electronic resource)

Something wonderful may happen : New York School of Poets and beyond, by Lars Movin, Niels Plenge, and Thomas Thurah, (electronic resource)

Label
Something wonderful may happen : New York School of Poets and beyond
Title
Something wonderful may happen
Title remainder
New York School of Poets and beyond
Statement of responsibility
by Lars Movin, Niels Plenge, and Thomas Thurah
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the years after World War II the New York School of Poets set a new agenda for American literature with poetry that did not shy away from common language, cliches and humor. The core of the movement was a small group of writers including Museum of Modern Art curator Frank O Hara and his friends John Ashbery and Kenneth Koch. This new generation of poets and artists was fuelled by a strange mix of optimism and disillusion, fresh energy and dissatisfaction with the prevalent conformity of the time. The New York School of Poets manifested a powerful departure from traditional poetry. Today they are considered among the most important 20th century poets in America. This lively and comprehensive film presents readings and interviews with Ashbery and Koch as well as rare archival footage of O Hara. Two younger poets, David Lehman (author of The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of the New York School of Poets, 1998), and Charles Bernstein, (coeditor of L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E) read poems and discuss the New York School. Lehman recites his poem "Twin Towers", remarkable for its relevance today and for its prescience as he expresses his emotions after the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. Other writers appearing include: Hettie Jones, Jordan Davis, and Bill Morgan. In addition, artists Jane Freilicher, Alfred Leslie and Larry Rivers discuss the important connections between the writers and the famous visual artists of the 1950s (the New York School of Painters)
Awards note
  • Bergen Art Festival, Norway, October 2003
  • People's Poetry Gathering, New York, April 2003
  • Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin, Berlin, November 2003
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
Target audience
general
Label
Something wonderful may happen : New York School of Poets and beyond, by Lars Movin, Niels Plenge, and Thomas Thurah, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1650485/flon
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (58 min.)
Media category
  • video
  • computer
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
  • c
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b30072542
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1650485
  • (OCoLC)747798512
Video recording format
other

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