The William Van O'Connor Library

Lannan Video Catalogue

An asterisk (*) following the name of the author indicates that the artist is also featured in the video Where Poems Come From, filed under the letter "W."


Kincaid, Jamaica (2001)

        * Author:                                   Jamaica Kincaid

        * Interviewer:                            William Gass

        * Director:                                 Thunder Road Productions

        * Running time:                         1 hour 21 minutes

From the video jacket:

"Jamaica Kincaid was born and raised in Antigua, West Indies. She has written three novels, The Autobiography of My Mother, Lucy, and Annie John, and a collection of stories, At the Bottom of the River. She is also the author of My Garden (Book) and My Brother. Ms. Kincaid, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Fiction in 1998, read on May 17, 2000."

"William Gass is a novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher. Mr. Gass, whose books include Cartesian Sonata, The Tunnel, and Omensetter's Luck, received the Lannan Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997."


Kinnell, Galway (1989)

        * Author:                                                      Galway Kinnell*

        * Interviewer:                                               Lewis MacAdams

        * Producers and Directors:                          Lewis MacAdams and John Dorr

                                                                               Metropolitan Pictures and EZTV

        * Running time:                                             60 minutes

From the video jacket: "One of the most distinguished and influential poets of his generation, Galway Kinnell reads from his body of work, including poems from What a Kingdom It Was, Body Rags, The Book of Nightmares, Mortal Acts, Mortal Words, The Past, and Selected Poems, for which he won the Pulitzer Prize and the American Book Award in 1983. Galway Kinnell was interviewed by poet Lewis MacAdams. The reading took place in Los Angeles on April 18, 1988."


Komunyakaa, Yusef (1997)

        * Author:                                   Yusef Komunyakaa

        * Interviewer:                            Terri Derricote

        * Director:                                 Dan Griggs/Media Revolution

        * Running time:                         60 minutes

From the video jacket:

"Yusef Komunyakaa, the author of eight collections of poetry, was born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, in 1947. Mr. Komunyakaa has written about his childhood in a rural southern town as well as his experiences in Vietnam, where he received a Bronze Star and was editor of The Southern Cross. Mr. Komunyakaa, who received the Pulitzer Prize and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, read from Magic City, Neon Vernacular, and Thieves of Paradise on November 11, 1997.

"Terri Derricote is the author of four books of poetry, including Tender and Captivity, and a memoir, The Black Notebooks. She teaches at the University of Pittsburgh."


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