Category Archives: illustration

Video of “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers” by Emily Dickinson

Another video interpretation by Jim Avis of another of my comics adaptations of an Emily Dickinson poem. This time it’s “’Hope’ is the thing with feathers.” The musical accompaniment is by perennialEnglish. My comics adaptation, along with 23 others, can … Continue reading

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Video of “Because I could not stop for Death” by Emily Dickinson

  Another sensitive and ingenious adaptation of one of my poetry comics by Jim Avis. This time it’s the celebrated Emily Dickinson poem, “Because I could not stop for Death.” The reading is by the great Cynthia Nixon. The comics … Continue reading

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“The Trees” by Philip Larkin in Plough Quarterly

Follow this link to read my visual interpretation of Philip Larkin’s poem “The Trees” (written in 1967) in a special Covid-themed issue of Plough Quarterly. https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/poetry/philip-larkin-the-trees?fbclid=IwAR1MHVtphEFYN9fNur4e_ME0_np2iT6X9gDcgr9gKV5Kdv2IxA5LVNR8LYU  

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Interview with Amanda LeClaire for “CultureShift” on Detroit’s NPR

Here is a link to the interview I did a couple of weeks ago with Amanda LeClaire for her program “CultureShift” on WDET  101.9FM, Detroit’s National Public Radio station. In the interview we discuss my recently released book, “Poems to … Continue reading

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Video of “The Given Note” by Seamus Heaney

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics by Jim Avis. This time it’s Seamus Heaney’s “The Given Note,” with a beautiful understated reading by the poet himself. This adaptation, along with 23 others, can be found in my … Continue reading

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Video of “Do not go gentle into that good night” by Dylan Thomas

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics by James Avis. Here the comics version of Dylan Thomas’s famous villanelle, “Do not go gentle that good night,” is accompanied by a stupendous reading by the Welsh poet himself.

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“Ozymandias” by Percy Bysshe Shelley – Trailer video for “Poems to See By”

Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” is one of the 24 classic poems in comics form that are included in “Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry,” to be released on March 31 (tomorrow!) by Plough Publishing. It is … Continue reading

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Video of “Impression du Matin” by Oscar Wilde

James Avis has been putting together a series of video adaptations of some of my poetry comics, and I will be posting a new one of them here each week. This week’s installment features Oscar Wilde’s atmospheric evocation of a … Continue reading

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Audio interview with John Swiminer for True North Country Comics

Here’s my chat with John Swiminer on the subject of my upcoming debut book, “Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry,” coming March 31 from Plough Publishing, and now available for pre-order: https://www.amazon.com/Poems-See-Artist-Interprets-Poetry/dp/087486318X A big thank you … Continue reading

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“Invictus” by William Ernest Henley – Trailer video for “Poems to See By”

William Ernest Henley’s “Invictus” is one of the 24 classic poems in comics form that are included in “Poems to See By: A Comic Artist Interprets Great Poetry,” to be released on March 31 by Plough Publishing. It is now … Continue reading

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