I Have a Place: The Poetry of Jim Wayne Miller.

1985 Video documentary 30 minutes
Provided with permission of Western Kentucky University

My first video documentary, produced at Western Kentucky University, dealing with writers and literature of the mountain South. The program features novelist Wilma Dykeman and critic Wade Hall, also animation by Ed Counts and music by the McLain Family Band. I Have a Place was widely broadcast on the PBS system, and won a number of awards, including a Golden Gate Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival. Provided with permission of Western Kentucky University.

Jim Wayne Miller, Mary Ellen Miller, James Still, Joy Bale Boone, Wilma Dykeman, and Wade Hall were among the several writers, poets, and critics I met and worked with on this and other documentaries on literature of the mountain South. My collaboration with these figures in literature, as well as with my colleagues Ed Counts (animator) and Tom Foster (artist/graphic designer), provided me a very rich creative experience, the basis in many ways for my present work in gallery video composition.

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Writers of the Mountain South

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Video documentaries of three important writers of the 20-century mountain South.

I Have a Place: The Poetry of Jim Wayne Miller 30 minutes
James Still: Man on Troublesome Creek 30 minutes
Jesse Stuart: An American Writer 60 minutes

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