Monday, June 27, 2016
My essay "My Nuclear Summer With Sara Teasdale" is now up at the Cross Cut blog for the film Guys Reading Poems. Teasdale's work is featured in Hunter Lee Hughes' film and he asked me write about my discovery of the poet in 1979 after reading "There Will Come Soft Rains" in Ray Bradbury's classic novel The Martian Chronicles. In Guys Reading Poems, a resourceful boy creatively uses poetry to survive when his mother, a disturbed avant garde painter, locks him in a puppet box and builds an art installation around his imprisonment. This neo-noir film is currently playing at festivals and will hopefully be coming to a cinema and streaming near you soon.