Synopses & Reviews
Nighthawks & Irises: Poetry Video on Paintings is a 40-minute DVD which combines a performed poems about individual paintings with digital, video dramatizations of the the work itself. Works dramatized are by Edward Hopper, William Merritt Chase, Cezanne, van Gogh, Daubigny, and several Eastern scroll and screen painters. The DVD also contains short subjects, including "Garbo Laughing," "Opening a Box of Crackerjacks," "Emmett Kelly (for clowns everywhere)," "Spring Song," and "Ritual."
About the Author
Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems and five books of poems. Kirschten is the editor of Critical Essays on James Dickey, Struggling for Wings: The Art of James Dickey, James Dickey: The Selected Poems, and Critical Essays on A.R. Ammons. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.