Favourite poems from YouTube: Part 2, Rives

Thanks to Miss H, I discovered Rives a couple of years ago. I have been hooked ever since!

See also: Kite, a three-minute story of mixed emoticons, Sellout, Op Talk, Compliment, Rives touring his artist’s colony, and (possibly my favourite) If I Controlled The Internet:

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9 Responses to “Favourite poems from YouTube: Part 2, Rives”

  1. William Shaw Says:

    We don’t do a lot of poetry on our website, though we’re hoping to do something with John Kinsella very soon, but I’ve just posted an interview with Jen Hadfield here and a blog post about her here.

  2. William Soule Says:

    Whoa… that sign language one was outstanding! It’s great to see what other elements a poet could use in their performances.

  3. morganne Says:

    I love spoken word.

    here are a few others I tried posting on
    the other spoken word post, but it erased
    it for some reason.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dueJyntQPtI&feature=channel_page (I love the way this guy speaks, he’s got such a good voice for poetry!)


  4. Col Says:

    I did post on the earlier favoutrite poems on you tube, but it seems to have disappeared.

  5. Col Says:

    Here’s Frank O’Hara reading ‘Having a Coke With You’

    The text of the poem is here.

    Since he died in 1966 there aren’t any other youtube video (though I’d be most happy if someone can prove this not to be the case).

  6. H. Says:

    ‘Compliment’ by Rives is my all time favorite. I was super-into the spoken word thing for awhile and now I have no idea what new things are going on with it, boo. Maybe I shall do a little research and do an update on my blog (which I haven’t had the energy or life in me to touch in a month now, sigh.)


  7. Claire Says:

    H — a new thing happening in spoken word = Eric Hamilton, aka oldest-boy on deviantART. Check out Procrastination Station tomorrow for a live reading of his… he freaking blows me away.

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