1. Ray Shattenkirk: O Captain! My Captain! (from "The Better Angels" with text by Walt Whitman)


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    Ray Shattenkirk: "O Captain! My Captain!" from THE BETTER ANGELS (with text by Walt Whitman) World Premiere performed by IBIS: A Chamber Music Society | http://ibischambermusic.org Elizabeth Kluegel, soprano Joseph Scheer, violin Malorie Blake Shin, violin Chiara Dieguez, viola Sean Neidlinger, cello Adria Sternstein Foster, flute Susan Robinson, harp Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ Arlington, Virginia June 1, 2014 Audio engineered by Matthew Weiner Filmed and edited by H. Paul Moon | Zen Violence Films | http://zenviolence.com

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    • 'The World Below the Brine', by Walt Whitman (1819-1892).


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      The world below the brine, Forests at the bottom of the sea, the branches and leaves, Sea-lettuce, vast lichens, strange flowers and seeds, the thick tangle, openings, and pink turf, Different colors, pale gray and green, purple, white, and gold, the play of light through the water, Dumb swimmers there among the rocks, coral, gluten, grass, rushes, and the aliment of the swimmers, Sluggish existences grazing there suspended, or slowly crawling close to the bottom, The sperm-whale at the surface blowing air and spray, or disporting with his flukes, The leaden-eyed shark, the walrus, the turtle, the hairy sea-leopard, and the sting-ray, Passions there, wars, pursuits, tribes, sight in those ocean-depths, breathing that thick-breathing air, as so many do, The change thence to the sight here, and to the subtle air breathed by beings like us who walk this sphere, The change onward from ours to that of beings who walk other spheres. gluten (line 5): a glue-like, sticky mass. In this (geological) sense, the term is now obsolete. aliment (line 5): food

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      • A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering - Teaser


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        A teaser for readings of A Ship to Cross the Sea of Suffering, a new play by John Christian Plummer, Saturdays 9/5 and 9/13 at 5 and 8 pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, tickets $20, with a special Meet the Writer and Cast Wine and Cheese Event on 9/5 at 6:30 pm, tickets $45 which includes a seat for the performance. Starring Maia Guest, Gregory Porter Miller, Jason O'Connell and Vaishnavi Sharma.

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        • lilacs in the dooryard


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          Walt Whitman’s WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM’D read by Russell Oberlin, with the “Song of the Hermit Thrush” sung in sprech-gesang fashion by Shirley Perkins: these are this work’s ingredients. WHEN LILACS LAST IN THE DOORYARD BLOOM’D was written by Whitman in 1865, following the assassination and funeral of our much beloved President Abraham Lincoln. The poem features three prominent motifs or images: lilacs (Whitman’s perennial love for Lincoln), the western star (the planet Venus), and the hermit thrush (death or its chant). As in Whitman’s other works, the verse form is his own brand of free verse, which doubtless had its roots in the King James Bible. Russell Oberlin’s reading of the poem is from a performance that he did for my NYC-based production company The Lark Ascending in November 2001 as part of a program titled AMERICAN DREAM/AMERICAN NIGHTMARE. American soprano Shirley Perkins was commissioned by me to develop “The Song of the Hermit Thrush” into a sort of song-speech for this Vimeo presentation. By song-speech, I mean something on the order of the sprech-gesang that was used by Arnold Schoenberg in his PIERROT LUNAIRE. Alas, space restrictions do not permit giving the full text of the poem here, as I would have wished. THE VISUALS As per usual, these are digital images deriving from original photos by me and materials from the Picture Collection of the NYPL, which were oftentimes composited; there are several video clips by me of rolling ocean waves and forest movements. For both photos and videos I used a Canon EOS 70 with a 20 x 200 lens, and all were taken largely hither and yon in Austria, Fleischmanns, NY, and the neighborhood of Flagler Beach, FL over a five-year period. The original photos, as tifs, were edited, composited, and rendered by me as jpegs in Adobe Photoshop. The sequencing, including that of the video clips, I did in Proshow Producer.

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          • This Quickening - by Stephanie McCollough


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            Hand bound book, laser printed text laid out in InDesign, screen printed cover, images are gouache on tracing paper, hand cut and glued 8 inches by 12 inches closed, 2014 For this pop-up artist book entitled This Quickening I was most concerned with visually externalizing an energy that I feel inside of me always: a constant sense of internal convection that could be defined as an abstract awareness of personal potential. I selected 3 poems that help define this energy ("The Wild Iris" by Louise Gluck, "Scented Herbage of My Breast" by Walt Whitman, and "Progress" by Rainer Maria Rilke) and paired them with abstract collaged forms that are activated by pop-up paper mechanics. Each poem is typeset simply, and appears on it's own spread before each image. The form, movement, and color of the images serves to further express this energy beyond the language of the poetry. The pop-up images are intended to be visual metaphors for my own experience as articulated by the poetry. These moving forms also add a gestural nonverbal layer of communication that offers a fullness of expression beyond that achievable with words, like a dancer expressing a feeling through the movement of their body.

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            • Photo 2 Timelapse


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              Photo 2 project. Timelapses shot in the greater Seattle area over the course of three days. Poem is Pioneers, O Pioneers by Walt Whitman, read by Will Greer. Music by Christopher Zabriskie.

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              • Manhatta - Booty Swing


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                "Manhatta", a poem by Walt Whitman Archival Footage: A Film by Paul Strand and Charles Sheeler Music: Parov Stelar - Booty Swing

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                • We Are Your Verse


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                  Mom & Dad, thank you for loving us more than anything else in your life. We are the verse you've written as the powerful play continues.

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                  • The Sobbing of the Bells


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                    School Assignment. I was to create a visual interpretation of Walt Whitman's "The Sobbing of the Bells"

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                    • When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd By Walt Whitman Poem animation


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                      Heres's a virtual movie of the great Walt Whitman reading another of his extraordinary philosophical poems ""Europe " from Song of Myself" first published in 1855 edition of his lifelong masterpiece of Philosophical thoughts and poems "Leaves of Grass". TWhen Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd is an elegy written by Walt Whitman shortly after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865. Admired as one of Whitman's greatest poems, "Lilacs" has influenced many other works in literature and the arts. The other poems in Leaves of Grass Book XXII -- "O Captain! My Captain!", "Hush'd Be the Camps To-Day", and the brief "This Dust Was Once the Man" -- also refer to Lincoln's death..The second line of the poem "And the great star early droop'd ..." establishes the allusion to Lincoln. The blooming of the lilacs in April, the same month in which Lincoln was assassinated, serves as Whitman's yearly reminder of Lincoln's death. This star is historically the planet Venus, which was low in the sky at the time Whitman wrote his poem WALT WHITMAN'S mission differed from that of other poets. The expression of lyrical beauty was not his aim, for his poetry lacks the background of legend, myth, euphemism or rhyme. He made no attempt to clarify ideas, but sought to bring the reader into the atmosphere of thought, leaving him there to pursue his own flight. He dissected the mind of his race with the delicate fingers of a surgeon of souls. Fearlessly he attacked the cancerous growth of materialism, the worship of false idols, the superstitions of the churches, the separative tendency of creeds and sects, the despairing hold of the people on departed models of obedience and compulsion. He visioned the future in terms of solidarity, and it was to these prophetic years that he sang his songs. He penned his words for future minds and dedicated them to the Culminating Man, to the new Empire of Spiritual Manhood, built upon the foundation of Universal Brotherhood, without distinction of race, creed, caste or color. Walt Whitman's poetry is a declaration of the principles which he felt would revolutionize the world if they were accepted and put into practice Walt Whitman (1819-1892 was born in Long Island, New York, the son of a Quaker carpenter. Whitman's mother was descended from Dutch farmers. In Whitman's childhood there were slaves employed on the farm. Whitman was early on filled with a love of nature. PLEASE NOTE - The image used in this animation is not actualy Walt Whitman it is a lookalike of Walt Whitman and is not to my knowledge a copyrighted image please write to me if you have bonafide information to the contrary. at my email address of hyperbolelad@hotmail.com Walt Whitman (1819-1892 was born in Long Island, New York, the son of a Quaker carpenter. Whitman's mother was descended from Dutch farmers. In Whitman's childhood there were slaves employed on the farm. Whitman was early on filled with a love of nature. He read classics in his youth and was inspired by writers such as Goethe, Hegel, Carlyle and Emerson he is best remembered for his long rambling collections of verse "Leaves of grass Kind Regards Jim Clark All rights are reserved on this video recording copyright Jim Clark 2012

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