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Poetry + New Media
UniVerse presents Poetry + New Media, a living archive dedicated to poetry married to music and film, giving voice to exquisite, compelling artists internationally.

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Li-Young Lee (United States) is the author of three critically acclaimed books of poetry, his most recent being Book of My Nights (BOA Editions, 2001). His earlier collections are Rose (BOA, 1986), winner of the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award from New York University, The City in Which I Love You (BOA, 1991), the 1990 Lamont Poetry Selection; and a memoir entitled The Winged Seed: A Remembrance (Simon and Schuster, 1995), which received an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. A new volume, Behind My Eyes, is forthcoming by W.W. Norton in January 2008. Lee's honors include fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Lannan Foundation, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, as well as grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. In 1988 he received the Writer's Award from the Mrs. Giles Whiting Foundation. » read more

"Echo and Shadow"

© 2004 Li-Young Lee & Richard Fammerée

"Thrall"

© 2007 Li-Young Lee & Richard Fammerée

"The Poem"

© 2005 The Poetry Band

"Deeper Blue"

© 2008 Li-Young Lee, Richard Fammerée, Linnaeus & Paul Christopher Greene
Ibtisam Barakat (Palestine)

"Curfew" (Arabic)

© 2007 Ibtisam Barakat

"Curfew" (English)

© 2007 Ibtisam Barakat

"Pencil" (Arabic)

© 2007 Ibtisam Barakat

"Pencil" (English)

© 2007 Ibtisam Barakat
Tatiana Blanco (Wales)

"No One"

© 2006 Tatiana Blanco

"Teatime/Hush of Heaven"

© 2006 Tatiana Blanco

"Circus"

© 2006 Tatiana Blanco
Sri Chinmoy (India)

"Rupar Tarani Bahiya"

© 1976 Sri Chinmoy

"Bedanai Bhara"

© 1970 Sri Chinmoy

"Bela Hale Chale"

© 1976 Sri Chinmoy
Thade Correa (United States)

"Lullaby"

© 2006 Thade Correa. Composition by Thade Correa. Poem by Louise Gluck.

"Look Down Fair Moon"

© 2001 Thade Correa. Composition by Thade Correa. Poem by Walt Whitman.
Kwame Dawes (Jamaica/Ghana)

"A Vanity"

© 2008 Kwame Dawes & the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Music composed by Kevin Simmonds.

"Unforgiveness"

© 2008 Kwame Dawes & the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. Music composed by Kevin Simmonds.
Nipun Deshpande/Ques?ion (India)

"Last Verses - My book of Ryhmes"

© 2010 Nipun Deshpande/Ques?ion

"Slaves in the Free Country"

© 2010 Nipun Deshpande/Ques?ion
Richard Fammerée (United States)

"Markets of Remorse" (with guest artist Li-Young Lee)

© 2007 Richard Fammerée

"Evora"

© 2005 Richard Fammerée
Rich Ferguson (United States)

"With This Kiss"

© 2006 Rich Ferguson
Joy Harjo (Mvskoke/Creek)

"Creation Story"

© 1977 Joy Harjo, Silver Wave Records (from Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century)

"My House is the Red Earth"

© 1977 Joy Harjo, Silver Wave Records (from Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century)
Lola Koundakjian (Armenia)

"Life"

© 2010 Lola Koundakjian
Sherrille Lamb (United States)

"Words are My Salvation"

© 2004 Sherrille Lamb
Agnes Meadows (United Kingdom)

"Dancer"

© 2000 Agnes Meadows
Agi Mishol (Israel)

"Monday"

© 2010 Agi Mishol

"The Transmigration of Souls"

© 2010 Agi Mishol
Elise Paschen (United States)

"Behind the Door"

© 2005 Elise Paschen & Richard Fammerée
Pont des Arts Ensemble (United States/France)

"Khora Sfakia"

© 2006 Richard Fammerée

"Rouge"

© 2008 Carrie Ingrisano & Richard Fammerée (Recorded live, WNUR, Northwestern University)
Ramallah Underground (Palestine)

"Darweesh il hara skit (Tribute to Mahmoud Darwish)"

© 2008 Ramallah Underground

"Kilmeh (Se'beh Titfasar)"

© 2008 Ramallah Underground
Franck Rapp (France)

"Eloge funebre"

© 2007 Franck Rapp. Composition by Franck Rapp. Poetry by William Shakespeare. (Recorded at the Thťatre du Gymnase, Paris)
Cécile Rigot (Belgium)

"Ma grand-mère"

© 2000 Cécile Rigot

"Souvenirs à trier"

© 2000 Cécile Rigot
Cin Salach (United States)

"Evolution"

© 2005 Cin Salach & Ten Tongues

"Alice Finds God on the Prarie"

© 2005 Cin Salach & Ten Tongues

"Cannibal Women in the Avaado Jungle of Death"

© 2005 Cin Salach & Ten Tongues

"Consorting With Angels"

© 2005 Cin Salach & Ten Tongues
Larissa Shmailo (United States)

"Quantum Love"

© 2008 Larissa Shmailo & Manny Molecular

"Madwoman"

© 2005 Larissa Shmailo
Slovo (United Kingdom/India/Iceland/Palestine/Bolivia)

"Flags"

Written by Dave Randall and featuring Arundhati Roy and Emiliana Torrini
© Brixtown 2007

"Nakba"

Written by Dave Randall, Bobby Whiskers & Boikutt of the Ramallah Underground
© Brixtown 2007

"Todo Cambia"

Written by Dave Randall & Oscar Olivera
© Brixtown 2007
Ronnie Someck (Israel)

"Testifying to Beauty"

© 2007 Ronnie Someck & Elliott Sharp
Split Pea/ce (United States)

"I knew Joan Baez"

Written and spoken words by Mike Marcellino, and Abe Olvido, guitar
© September 14, 2007
Rachel Webster (United States)

"A Record of Being"

© 2008 Rachel Webster
Zayra Yves (United States)

"Our Passions Might Be Numbered Like This"

© 2007 Zayra Yves
Ellen Zaks (Spain/United Kingdom)

"The Garden of Earthly Delights"

© 2008 Ellen Zaks
Zibdan (Romania)

"Nesfarsit"

© 2008 Zibdan, music composed by Shanyio

"Aburi cursi de frig"

© 2007 Zibdan
Anonymous (France)

"Ma belle, si tu voulais"

© 2008 UniVerse
Poetry + Film
Francesco Levato (United States) Poet and new media artist Francesco Levato is the executive director of The Poetry Center of Chicago. He is the author of Marginal State, a collection of poetry, and his work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online, including The Progressive, XCP: Cross Cultural Poetics, Versal, and many others. His poetry-based video artwork has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere.
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The Knotting of Rope
© 2007 Francesco Levato
Music by Issa Boulos

The Mechanics of Plastic
© 2007 Francesco Levato
Music by Issa Boulos
Staceyann Chin (United States/Jamaica)

"Marcus, Marley, Morrison and Me"

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© 2009 Staceyann Chin
Kevin Coval (United States)

"Family Fued"



© 2002 Kevin Coval
Kwame Dawes (Jamaica/Ghana)

"Swamp Song"



© 2007 Kwame Dawes & Kevin Simmonds. Performed by The Wisteria Performance Ensemble.
Nipun Deshpande/Ques?ion (India)

"Slaves in the free country"



© 2010 Nipun Deshpande/Ques?ion
Ram Devineni (India/United States)

"Rumsfeld's Iraqi Wrestling Team"



"Ginsberg's Karma Trailer"



© 2008 Ram Devineni

"William S. Burroughs The Bunker"



© 2008 Ram Devineni
Katja Esson (Germany/United States)

"Poetry of Resilience"

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© 2009 Katja Esson
Reza Farmand Poet (Iran/Denmark)
Niloufar Talebi Filmmaker, Translator, Narrator (Iran/United States)

"My Mother Did Not Become Beautiful"



© 2006 The Translation Project
Rich Ferguson (United States)

"Every Now is Everything"



© 2007 Rich Ferguson

"Bones"



© 2006 Rich Ferguson
Allama Muhammed Iqbal (Pakistan)

"A Message from the East"



© 2008 Endless Eye Productions
Tenzin Tsundue (Tibet)

"Betrayal: Candle for Tibet"



© 2008 Tenzin Tsundue

"Tenzin Tsundue live"



© 2008 Tenzin Tsundue
Historic Recordings
Luciano Erba (Italy)

"Super Flumina" (Italian)


"Super Flumina" (English)
Fady Joudah (Palestine)

"Home"

© 2008 Fady Joudah

"In the Calm"

© 2008 Fady Joudah
Mark Strand (United States)

"What It Was"
William Butler Yeats (Ireland)

"The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
Ofelia Zepeda (Tohono O'odham)

"Jewed 'I-Hoi/Earth Movements (Introduction)"

© 2005 Ofelia Zepeda

"Jewed 'I-Hoi/Earth Movements"

© 2005 Ofelia Zepeda

"Those That Walk the Earth"

© 2005 Ofelia Zepeda