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The poetry of Roy McBride.

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A portrait of the artist, Charles Beck

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A documentary with Jerry Rudquist

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I'm Sorry
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A documentary portrait of the politician and poet, Eugene McCarthy.

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


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Thursday, September 17, 2020

WEIRD WOOD 



Watch Weird Wood is a video poem filmed, written, and spoken by Mike Hazard. It was shown at and collected by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

JIM NORTHRUP 



Watch Jim Northrup: With Reservations. It's a good ride through Indian Country.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

365 FRIENDS is inspired by Ko Un who writes a poem about every single person he has met in his life, and William Stafford who tried to write a poem every morning, and Jim Denomie who painted a painting every day during 2005.

Stirred by these models, Mike Hazard has been posting pictures with stories to Facebook every day for ten years.



To begin every morning thinking good thoughts about a person is a luminous way to start the day.

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.”

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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.”

Bengt Skoggard writes, "The Whitmanesque humanity shines through. They are simple drops of pure heart.”

Here are more ways to hear Hazard read:

On a Write on! Radio podcast, click.

On the Bat of Minerva.

Monday, September 14, 2020

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.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

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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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