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New Television Workshop Collection Program MaterialsPoetry Breaks

Poetry Breaks III, D. Nurkse

Copyright Date:

Copyright Holder:
Leita Hagemann Luchetti and WGBH Educational Foundation

Nurkse, D.

1 videocassette of 1 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
1 videocassette of 1 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (Betacam SP) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
2 videocassettes of 2 (VHS) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.

Dennis Nurkse's [born 1949] "previous books include Shadow Wars, Isolation in Actions, and Staggered Lights. His poetry has been published in literary journals and anthologies, and he has also written widely about children's rights and third-world issues. He lives in New York City." -- Biographical note from Voices Over Water (1993).

He is a recipient of 1984 and 1995 NEA fellowships and a 1990 Whiting Writers' Award, and a 1998 Bess Hokin Award from Poetry Magazine. His latest book isVoices Over Water. Nurkse is the poet laureate of Brooklyn. His forthcoming book is Leaving Xaia, published by Four Way Books.

Video materials for this program include preservation and screening copies of source tapes of original footage and master tapes of spots edited for general distribution and broadcast. Preservation copies are Betacam SP format and screening copies are VHS. Paper materials include shot logs of source tapes, production notes, and correspondence between the producer and the poet.

D. Nurkse introduces and reads poems from his published and unpublished works. Multiple takes of the following poems appear on the master tape:
"Inventing Nations"
"Final Separation"
"Last Anniversary"
"Beginning with Evening"
"Only Child"
"Black River"

Multiple takes of these and the following poems appear on the source tapes of original footage:
"Marion River"

Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Luchetti, Leita Hagemann

Nurkse, D.



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