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P.O.P Video Featuring Joseph O. Legaspi

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Rachel Eliza Griffiths

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February 14, 2017


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In this installation of the P.O.P video series, Joseph O. Legaspi reads his poem “Imagined Love Poem to My Mother from My Father.”

In response to a question about his current poetic obsessions, Legaspi says, "I am exploring this whole notion of combined natures" through poems about duality, immigration, sexuality, and gender roles.

Produced by poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths, P.O.P (“Poets on Poetry”) is a video series featuring contemporary American poets reading both an original poem and a poem by another poet. Each poet then reflects on these poems and answers a question provided by a previous participant in the series. What results is an evolving, multifaceted conversation among poets about the art form. The Academy of American Poets has partnered with Griffiths to release the P.O.P video series on Poets.org, alongside Rachel Eliza Griffiths’s essay on the project: "Poets on Poetry: A Virtual Village of Discovery and Poetics.”

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