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Subject: English: Poetry

Poet's Chamber Series

Gertrude Claytor Award Winner: James Ragan -Poetry Society of America
"In Jim Ragan's poetry there is a juxtaposition that makes his work exhilarating." -Studs Terkel
"Ragan's poems are full of striking phrases that take a fresh look at the world." -Richard Click for more

From Prague: Poet Miroslav Holub

From Prague: Poet Miroslav Holub

Miroslav Holub, one of the major Eastern European poets to emerge after World War II, was a writer of numerous books of poetry, including Sagittal Section, Interferon, Vanishing Lung Syndrome and Intensive Care, and one of the few Czech writers translated into English. He was a medical doctor, known for his ironic wit, who found his mode of expression through the written word - scientific imagery is evident in his poems. Filmed in Prague before his death in 1998, this classic program presents Holub explaining how the two tracks of his life merged. We learn that his degree in medicine and his urge to write brought together his mind and his heart. Here he explains his literary influences, the effect of Communism, the outlawing of Surrealism during Nazi occupation, and other occurrences that instilled in him a desire to write. Lastly, Holub's readings of his poetry are invaluable and provide viewers with a better understanding of his personal artistic expression. 00/08DE JSCA 60 min.

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