Category Archives: Poetry Comics

“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 “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy

Another very sensitive video adaptation of one of my poetry comics, by James Avis. This time it’s my comics version of Thomas Hardy’s poem “The Darkling Thrush,” which was written on the 31st of December, 1900, a date considered by … Continue reading

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Video of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics by James Avis. This time it is non other than “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T. S. Eliot. I like the subdued simplicity of James’s reading, which, combined … Continue reading

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Conversation with Susan Mulder for the Poet Kind Podcast

Last week I sat down (well, I’m sitting most of the time these days) for a chat with the poet and artist Susan Mulder of the Poet Kind Podcast on the subject of my new book, Poems to See By. … Continue reading

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Video of “The Drunken Boat” by Arthur Rimbaud

Another video adaptation of one of my poetry comics, created by James Avis. This time it’s the comics version of Arthur Rimbaud’s “Le bateau ivre,” which I created nearly a decade ago now. The reading of the poem, in English … 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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