Making it, full time

On March 6, Bill Moyers’s Journal celebrated poetry. The elegy for the Dodge Poetry Festival, cancelled for 2010, was excerpted from Fooling With Words produced in 2000. The segment features readings shorter and longer, including Kurtis Lamkin, Sharon Olds, W.S. Merwin and Coleman Barks. Lamkin performs with the kora, while Barks’s concluding reading features a hauntingly beautiful piano, cello, percussion and oboe accompaniment. The Oregon Literature Review site hosts another online video of Kurtis Lamkin; Coleman Barks’s home page has a shop section, offering a number of titles in a variety of formats.