A POET POETS

The poetry of Roy McBride.

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C. BECK

A portrait of the artist, Charles Beck

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The Painted Eye

A documentary with Jerry Rudquist

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I'm Sorry
I was Right


A documentary portrait of the politician and poet, Eugene McCarthy.

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Jim Northrup:
With Reservations


Jim Northrup: With Reservations is a wild trip through Indian Country. Follow the link below to learn more or to order the video.
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THOMAS McGRATH

The Movie at the End of the World is a video vision quest. Click here to see more.


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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

INNER GOLD: TRESSA SULARZ 



Watch our latest video, Inner Gold. It is a portrait of the fiber artist, Tressa Sularz, told as a love story.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE 



A short poetical montage of lights made by Mike Hazard.

Monday, December 11, 2017

YOUTUBE OF PLENTY 




MR. POSITIVE is one of 186 videos uploaded by Media Mike Hazard which have been made with a host of great collaborators including Beth Peloff, John Akre, Greg Pratt, Laura Youngbird, Mary Megee, Kathleen Laughlin, George Stoney, David Bagnall, Ossian Or, and more. Zoom to YouTube.

You will see videos featuring Robert Bly, George Stoney, Thomas McGrath, Phebe Hanson, Paulo Freire, Roy McBride, Esther Horne, star quilts, Peace House, Carol Bly, Mickey Chance, Everett Parker, Monica Rudquist, Tiger Jack, Jim Northrup, a peyote song, Frederick Manfred, pre-emptive violence, Bill Holm, David Bengtson, Marcel Duchamp, Anya Achtenberg, Margaret Hasse, Pelican Rapids, Circle of Nations School, Jerome Liebling, the Ghost Dance, and more.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

MEDIA DADA'S MANIFESTO 



This is the text for MEDIA DADA'S MANIFESTO, a video poem by Mike Hazard. It's a true story.

My mother went to Target the other day and when she came home she told my four-year-old daughter where she'd been. "Well, you can't go there any more," said Sonia. My mother asked why not? "Because they bombed all the targets."

I am more and more convinced that war begets war. When we build armaments and fight other nations, we build hostilities. We negate what we pretend to teach our children: Thou shalt not kill.

Think of it. This war must be sanitized. If you and I knew the truth, we might want to stop. I do want it to stop. Stop bombing the targets, whatever they may be.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

THIS WORLD IS NOT ALTOGETHER BAD 



Watch Mike Hazard read at Common Good Books.

Read a poem from a new book by Hazard.

BLESSED FOR LIFE
A wild-looking man I don’t know
from Adam begged a ride from the PO
to the Dorothy Day Center. He’s jazzed,
jazzed about a Thanksgiving feast.
With a shock of hair like a thundercloud,
he looks like an old Testament prophet.
He got out and paused next to the window.
Standing so I can’t see his face, I was
blessed for life when a rich voice said,
“This world is not altogether bad.”

Hazard is artist in residence at our Center for International Education. Please consider purchase of the book from Red Dragonfly Press.

It’s a collection of poems about people. The writer Freya Manfred writes, “I love the often playful, musical quality which enhances the vital/vivid images of each praise-worthy person. These people are real and the poetry honors them. The poems play off each other well—father, mother, old-timer, uncles—quite wonderful all together in this world, as the book surely lives up to its title.”

Here are more ways to hear Hazard read:

On a Write on! Radio podcast, click.

On the Bat of Minerva.

SEEDS OF CHANGE 
Mike Hazard has been photographing the Hmong American Farmers Association farm.

The project is titled Seeds of Change. There is a video, a book, and a growing collection of photographs.

Having been exhibited at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, the Minnesota State Capitol, and Hastings Arts Center, the show is available to travel. Contact Mike Hazard at mediamike@thecie.org.

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Here is one spread from the book, WE COME FROM THE FLOWER.

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DSC01557 Chao Tao Senator Al Franken Vang Moua HAFA FARM

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Cold Mountain

A creative documentary portrait of the Chinese poet Han Shan.

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Mr. Positive: Carl Bentson

A documentary about a good neighbor who does his best to clean up the world.

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The Magic Green School Bus

A documentary portrait of the late teacher and senator Paul Wellstone.

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A Man Writes to a Part of Himself

A documentary with the poet Robert Bly.

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FOUR SISTERS

FOUR SISTERS FOR PEACE is a film about peace and justice as seen through the eyes of the McDonald Sisters. For all ages.

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