Andrew Wyeth, Painter, Dies at 91

Tom Jacobsen buries the headline in L.S. Klatt’s phantasmic pastoral elegy for one of America’s great realist painters.

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June

Dag Straumsvåg’s summer observations were translated into film by Jay Orff, after Robert Hedin translated the prose from Norwegian.

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Undersong

An ode to the late poet Jake Adam York comes to life through Matt Smithson’s sketches of his native Southern landscape.

This motionpoem was made possible through a partnership with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

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The Mother Warns the Tornado

Scene: a bathtub, dry. The noise outside inaudible behind the baby’s wails. And the mother tells the tornado, “I am a greedy son of a bitch, and there I know we are kin. Tornado, this is my child. . . . and he is a small moon, an open face, a heart. Tornado, I want more.”

This motionpoem was made possible through a partnership with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

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A Day at the Mall Reminds Me of America

“I wonder if Kanye knows that these girls are experimenting. As with rum. As with skin, all
the ways to touch it.” Ayse Altinok’s adaptation of Sarah Blake’s poem begins with a craving. Go ahead.

This film was co-produced with VIDA: Women in Literary Arts.

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Postcard to My Third Crush Today

When filmmaker Sam Hoolihan fell for poet Sean Hill’s “Postcard to My Third Crush Today,” nobody was safe.

Co-produced with Milkweed Editions.

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When the Men Go Off to War

Across the street the trees are unrooting, the mailboxes rising up like dandelion stems, and eventually we too float off…Noah Dorsey renders “what happens when they leave” in restless swirls of color.

This motionpoem was made possible by a partnership with The Southwest Review.

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The Imagined

If you come to realize that the imagined woman can only satisfy your imagination, try watching this motionpoem—adapted by Matt Craig from Stephen Dunn’s “The Imagined”—instead.

This motionpoem was made possible through a partnership with W.W. Norton & Company.

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Talking Points, or: Eggheads

Let John Koethe and Rob Perez take you on a memory trip. Remember Sputnik and piano lessons? Bongo drums and beatniks?

This motionpoem was made possible through a partnership with Harper Collins.

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Albert Einstein

I’m not positive, but I think the theory of relativity has something to do with arrows, fried eggs, and a radio on a train traveling at light speed. This adaptation of Matthew Zapruder’s “Albert Einstein” by John Akre is full of beautiful guesses.

Co-produced with Copper Canyon Press and BEST AMERICAN POETRY.

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