Category Archives: Poetry

In Conversation with Charity Hill (Bright Wings Podcast)

I recently sat down (well, on Zoom, so I had probably already been sitting for a while) for a conversation with Charity Hill of the podcast Bright Wings: Children’s Books to Make the Heart Soar. Our exchange centered around the … Continue reading

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Video of “Stairs Appear in a Hole Outside of Town” by John Philip Johnson

Jim Avis’s video adaptation of my comics rendition of John Philip Johnson’s beautifully unsettling poem, “Stairs appear in a Hole Outside of Town.” The poem is read by the author himself. Side note: I’ve recently become very intrigued by the … Continue reading

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Video of “Not Waving But Drowning” by Stevie Smith

Jim Avis has put together a haunting animated version of my comics interpretation of “Not Waving But Drowning,” a poem by the English poet Stevie Smith (1902-1971). The excellent reading is by Janet Harris. You can find 24 other such … Continue reading

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Prufrock comes to Mumbai! “The Love Song of K. Anand Kak” by L K Sharma now available for purchase!

The above image by yours truly of J. Alfred Prufrock walking along Marine Drive in Mumbai is featured on the cover of a new book by the Indian author L K Sharma. “The Love Song of K. Anand Kak” is … Continue reading

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Video of “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

Another brilliant “vidiette” by Jim Avis, based on my comics adaptation of Elizabeth Bishop’s famous villanelle, “One Art.” The video features audio and footage from a very spirited reading of the poem by Sophia Wilcott.

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“Waiting” by Raymond Carver

In honour of Valentine’s Day, here is my comics adaptation of the final portion of a very romantic poem by Raymond Carver, “Waiting,” The poem seems particularly appropriate on this Valentine’s Day, when we all find ourselves waiting, in one … Continue reading

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“One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

My comics adaptation of one of Elizabeth Bishop’s (1911-1979) last and most beautiful poems, “One Art,” first published in 1976. The poem is a villanelle, and there is something about the highly structured rhyme scheme of this verse form that … Continue reading

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Joe Biden reads “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

In honour of today’s inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, here is a video put together by Jim Avis pairing my comics adaptation of Robert Hayden’s poem “Those Winter Sundays” with a more-than-competent reading … Continue reading

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Video of “The force that through the green fuse drives the flower” by Dylan Thomas

A video interpretation by Jim Avis of my comics adaptation of one of Dylan Thomas’s first poems. Featuring a stirring reading by the poet himself. The original comics adaptation, along with 23 others, can be found in my new book, Poems … Continue reading

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Video of “The World Is Too Much With Us” by William Wordsworth

A very amusing video by Jim Avis, based on my comics adaptation of William Wordsworth’s c. 1802 sonnet, “The World Is Too Much With Us.” The reading is by Tom Hiddleston. 2020, a year in which, for many, the world … Continue reading

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