What Makes a Great Film? Here’s an Answer … from a Poet.

In a book called Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, by the poet Jane Hirshfield, the author takes us through a series of exemplary poems, showing us how they deliver limited information, fleeting images, and create a complex and exquisite experience for the reader.On page 22, Hirshfield looks back at the poems for a moment, finding commonality between them. When she does, she explains why it is that they work so well. … [Read more...]

I’m in the L.A. Daily News today.

It's always strange to have one or two lines quoted when the interview lasted an hour. But there it is. ... … [Read more...]


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