Wednesday, September 26, 2012
Elizabeth Bishop - One Art - Video
Going back to my comments about Elizabeth Bishop's "One Art" in yesterday's post, I've always had a dour view of this poem. And it comes from this reading. The clip is from the Voices and Visions series (posted by another group), which may have been the first time I encountered the poem. This "poet voice" is emblazoned in my memory.
So when I read "One Art" aloud, I'm channeling actress Blythe Danner, who does the voiceover. Commentary by Octavio Paz.