Poet, Rhetorician, Theorist, Wordman—Kenneth Burke reads this lyric poem that Gregory Clark says helps us find consubstantiality in our shared experience of the American landscape: "it invites readers to identify themselves with the poet by adopting as their own the attitude the poem expresses toward circumstances that they share" ("“Sinkership” and “Eye-Crossing”: Apprehensive in the American Landscape," KB, 2006, kbjournal.org/clark). Videographer Victoria Carrico renders the poem in a stunning visual and audio interpretation.
Eye-Crossing—From Brooklyn to Manhattan, An Eye Poem for the Ear appeared in The Nation 02 June 1969. (c) 1969 by The Nation. Used by permission.
Royalty-free stock footage collected from pixabay.com and pexels.com. The background music track, "Sad Winds," was used with permission from bensounds.com.
Production received generous support from the Department of English at Clemson University and Dr. David Blakesley, Campbell Chair in Technical Communication and Professor of English.