In this installment of the P.O.P series, Linda Susan Jackson reads Rita Dove's “Hades' Pitch” and her own poem “What Yellow Sounds Like,” a tribute to Etta James. She also discusses the relationship between poetry and music in culture and in her own life. She says, “I don't know that any people could call themselves a people without music.”
Produced by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P (“Poets on Poetry”) is a video series featuring contemporary American poets reading both an original poem and a poem by another poet. Each poet then reflects on these poems and answers a question provided by a previous participant in the series. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form. The Academy of American Poets has partnered with Griffiths to release the P.O.P video series on Poets.org, alongside Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s essay on the project: “Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics.”
The P.O.P video series is curated and produced by Rachel Eliza Griffiths in partnership with the Academy of American Poets. Copyright © 2016 by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.