Really enjoyed this collaborative dancefilmpoem commissioned by The Barbican last month. More info, including an interview with director Lexi Kiddo, here.
Top 5 Break-up Poems
Last night I watched
High Fidelity again
and the lead bloke
is still a prize knob
but anyhow here’s
a list of my top five
break-up poems :
1. ‘I can write the saddest verses’ by Pablo Neruda
2. ‘Stag’s Leap’ by Sharon Olds
3. ‘Epiphany’ by Ted Hughes
4. ‘Sleeping Keys’ by Jean Sprackland
5. ‘One Art’ by Elizabeth Bishop
Nobody should experience anything they don’t need to, if they don’t need poetry bully for them. I like the movies too. And after all, only Whitman and Crane and Williams, of the American poets, are better than the movies.
Frank O’Hara, ‘Personism: A Manifesto’, in Selected Poems (Carcanet)