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Creative Writing: film poems, WB Yeats, Maud Gonne, Iseult Gonne

Three Great Readings of WB Yeats Poems

Below are three of my favorite readings of Yeats’s poetry. The first is from Bob Geldof’s flawed but fabulous program for RTE TV, Fanatic Heart. Liam Neeson Reads “Easter 1916” The second reading is from the film adaptation of every book lover’s must-read book, 84 Charing Cross Road. Amazingly, they managed to turn it into a must-see film, too, with the fabulous Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins. Anthony Hopkins Reads “He Wishes For The Cloths of Heaven”   And the last reading is a film poem, commissioned for the Yeats2015 anniversary celebrations by the wonderful actor, producer, rainmaker and all-round lovely, Shevaun Wilder….

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A New Film Poem: The Writer’s Call

I’m taking a small break from our series about mapping creative intention to bring you this film-poem about why I write. I made it using Animoto, a great tool for making book trailers, or any kind of slideshow. I’ll definitely be using it again. The music is by Kimba Arem. You can find out more about film-poetry here. I hope to make more of these, it was great fun. And I hope you enjoy. Back to the Creative Mapping series tomorrow.

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The Writer’s Call: A Film Poem About Why I Write

The Writer’s Call: A Poem Your words must wash the floor for love, I heard it all declare. I kissed my pen, swore this decree to air. Then set to work on bended knee, a childlike creep through house and street, to clean through what’s encrusted there. It’s done for you, kind reader, dear, who walks my words across the page, who seeks clear ground in marks I make: that glisten in your gleaning eye, that shines with mine, us both to see how in the clearing, all can be.

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But Is It Art?

In The Art Instinct, art philosopher and author Denis Dutton, isolates 12 core characteristic features of art across times and cultures. Some of these refer to acts of creation, some to the objects created, some to the experience of those objects. The following 9 of those characteristics provide criteria by which an individual work might be evaluated and assessed as art: 1. Direct Pleasure. The art object – narrative story, crafted artefact or visual or aural performance – must be valued as a source of immediate experiential pleasure in itself. 2. Skill & Virtuosity. The demonstration of skill is one of Read More

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