Situations by john lucas & claudia rankine
Multi-genre responses to contemporary America. The videos exist around public experiences in individual lives. These experiences turn into situations that resonate with us, not only as people, but as citizens.
I'm teaching a course called Approaches to Literature at Simmons College in Boston - intend to use situations 5 and 6 with my class this week. Wonderful extensions of poetry into multiple media. I love the use of sound, the Miles Davis, Obama, "I don't know why" . . . brilliant stuff. Lowry Pei, Professor of English, Simmons College.