"I am 3/4ths Canadian, and one 4th New Englander - I had ancestors on both sides in the Revolutionary war." - Elizabeth Bishop

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Elizabeth Bishop News -- June 2012

On a recent trip to the U.K., award-winning Nova Scotia writer Alexander MacLeod, was interviewed by writer Steve Wasserman for his blog Read Me Something You Love. As part of this interview, Alexander read and talked about Elizabeth Bishop’s poem “In the Waiting Room.” Here is the link: http://readmesomethingyoulove.com/?p=918


Award-winning Nova Scotia/Ithaca College film-maker John Scott (Magpie Productions) is at it again with another cinematic interpretation of an Elizabeth Bishop poem, this time the haunting “First Death in Nova Scotia.” He did two outstanding short films based on Bishop’s poems “Sandpiper” and “One Art,” which received a lot of attention during the EB100 year. It is not possible to see this new film quite yet, but he has a facebook page, so by all means have a look and find out at which festivals it will be screened. Here is the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/First-Death-in-Nova-Scotia/408275002545921


Award-winning Toronto-based film-maker Cassandra Nicoloau (Fighting Fish Productions) also has a new short film inspired by one of Bishop’s poems that she did not complete and publish during her lifetime, “Where are the dolls who loved me so.” This film features the acclaimed Canadian actor Megan Follows. It is not possible to see this new film quite yet, but Cassandra has also set up a facebook page and BravoFact has some information about it. It will be premiered at the OutFest, the 30th Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival this year. Here are the links: http://www.wherearethedolls.com/ and http://www.bravofact.com/2012/01/31/where-are-the-dolls-2012/

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