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UCTV's impressive archive of poetry readings, interviews and conversations with established and emerging poets is the perfect resource to bring the art of language to life.

Latest Episodes

Rap on Trial: Is it a Crime to Rhyme?

Should your art send you to prison? Rap lyrics are increasingly turning up as evidence in courtrooms across the country. The fictional characters portrayed in violent gansta rap songs are often a far cry from the true personalities of the artists behind them, yet uninitiated audiences easily conflate artist with character and fiction with fact. On a broader scale, using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases also raises questions about artistic freedom, freedom of speech and the rights of all citizens to receive a fair trial. UC Irvines Charis E. Kubrin, Ph.D and Adam Dunbar explore these issues. Series: "Zot Talks" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 31368]

5 min2018 NOV 15
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Rap on Trial: Is it a Crime to Rhyme?

From War Child to Global Citizen with Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal, an internationally recognized hip-hop musician, former child soldier turned activist and entrepreneur, shares his story and music. Jal was born into the life of a child solider in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. He calls upon all of us to engage with our world and become global citizens through scholarship, leadership and service. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 33490]

71 min2018 MAY 7
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From War Child to Global Citizen with Emmanuel Jal

Yusef Komunyakaa - The 2017 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence

Yusef Komunyakaa, an internationally renowned poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems," reads and discusses his work while writer-in-residence at UC Santa Barbara. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 32148]

56 min2017 JUN 5
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Yusef Komunyakaa - The 2017 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence

An Evening with Robert Pinsky - Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2017

Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky describes himself as a "composer" who considers poetry to be first and foremost a vocal art, and his work seeks to blur the distinctions between language and music by emphasizing the rhythms and innate physicality of recited verse in a jazz context. In this performance for the 22nd Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University, Pinsky's reading is accompanied by a talented trio of PLNU students. The music - a blend of rehearsed and improvised - employs a variety of jazz styles, sometimes sympathetic and sometimes in playful counterpoint, but always responsive to the poet's distinctive voice. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 30820]

52 min2017 APR 3
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An Evening with Robert Pinsky - Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2017

Famous Ramayana Epic Now in Modern English

UC Berkeley professors, Robert and Sally Goldman, led the 40-year project to translate the Sanskrit epic poem Valmiki Ramayana to modern English. Series: "UC Berkeley News" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31985]

3 min2017 FEB 7
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Famous Ramayana Epic Now in Modern English

Resilient Love in a Time of Hate: A Discussion with David Kim and Sunni Patterson

New Orleans native Sunni Patterson is an internationally-known Def poetry artist and activist. She is joined in a conversation with George Lipsitz and David Kim about her music and poetry, and her life reaching, teaching and healing. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31570]

118 min2016 DEC 5
Comments
Resilient Love in a Time of Hate: A Discussion with David Kim and Sunni Patterson

Potent Poet Sunni Patterson

New Orleans native Sunni Patterson powerfully recites one of her many poems. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31630]

3 min2016 NOV 28
Comments
Potent Poet Sunni Patterson

The Poems of Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Poet Nikki Giovanni reads a selection of her poems as part of the 2016 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30819]

29 min2016 JUN 6
Comments
The Poems of Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Author, spoken word artist, poet, essayist, professor, Nikki Giovanni has been electrifying audiences for more than 40 years, earning her one of Oprah Winfrey’s Living Legends distinctions. She delivers here as well, with a passionate and engaging performance and interview with host Dean Nelson of Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29674]

88 min2016 APR 19
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An Evening with Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Lunch Poems: 2015 Student Reading

One of the year’s most lively events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29740]

35 min2015 JUL 27
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Lunch Poems: 2015 Student Reading

Latest Episodes

Rap on Trial: Is it a Crime to Rhyme?

Should your art send you to prison? Rap lyrics are increasingly turning up as evidence in courtrooms across the country. The fictional characters portrayed in violent gansta rap songs are often a far cry from the true personalities of the artists behind them, yet uninitiated audiences easily conflate artist with character and fiction with fact. On a broader scale, using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases also raises questions about artistic freedom, freedom of speech and the rights of all citizens to receive a fair trial. UC Irvines Charis E. Kubrin, Ph.D and Adam Dunbar explore these issues. Series: "Zot Talks" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 31368]

5 min2018 NOV 15
Comments
Rap on Trial: Is it a Crime to Rhyme?

From War Child to Global Citizen with Emmanuel Jal

Emmanuel Jal, an internationally recognized hip-hop musician, former child soldier turned activist and entrepreneur, shares his story and music. Jal was born into the life of a child solider in the early 1980s in the war-torn region of Southern Sudan. He calls upon all of us to engage with our world and become global citizens through scholarship, leadership and service. [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 33490]

71 min2018 MAY 7
Comments
From War Child to Global Citizen with Emmanuel Jal

Yusef Komunyakaa - The 2017 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence

Yusef Komunyakaa, an internationally renowned poet who won the Pulitzer Prize for “Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems," reads and discusses his work while writer-in-residence at UC Santa Barbara. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 32148]

56 min2017 JUN 5
Comments
Yusef Komunyakaa - The 2017 Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence

An Evening with Robert Pinsky - Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2017

Former Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky describes himself as a "composer" who considers poetry to be first and foremost a vocal art, and his work seeks to blur the distinctions between language and music by emphasizing the rhythms and innate physicality of recited verse in a jazz context. In this performance for the 22nd Writer's Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University, Pinsky's reading is accompanied by a talented trio of PLNU students. The music - a blend of rehearsed and improvised - employs a variety of jazz styles, sometimes sympathetic and sometimes in playful counterpoint, but always responsive to the poet's distinctive voice. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 30820]

52 min2017 APR 3
Comments
An Evening with Robert Pinsky - Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2017

Famous Ramayana Epic Now in Modern English

UC Berkeley professors, Robert and Sally Goldman, led the 40-year project to translate the Sanskrit epic poem Valmiki Ramayana to modern English. Series: "UC Berkeley News" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31985]

3 min2017 FEB 7
Comments
Famous Ramayana Epic Now in Modern English

Resilient Love in a Time of Hate: A Discussion with David Kim and Sunni Patterson

New Orleans native Sunni Patterson is an internationally-known Def poetry artist and activist. She is joined in a conversation with George Lipsitz and David Kim about her music and poetry, and her life reaching, teaching and healing. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31570]

118 min2016 DEC 5
Comments
Resilient Love in a Time of Hate: A Discussion with David Kim and Sunni Patterson

Potent Poet Sunni Patterson

New Orleans native Sunni Patterson powerfully recites one of her many poems. Series: "Voices" [Humanities] [Show ID: 31630]

3 min2016 NOV 28
Comments
Potent Poet Sunni Patterson

The Poems of Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Poet Nikki Giovanni reads a selection of her poems as part of the 2016 Writer’s Symposium by the Sea at Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Show ID: 30819]

29 min2016 JUN 6
Comments
The Poems of Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

An Evening with Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Author, spoken word artist, poet, essayist, professor, Nikki Giovanni has been electrifying audiences for more than 40 years, earning her one of Oprah Winfrey’s Living Legends distinctions. She delivers here as well, with a passionate and engaging performance and interview with host Dean Nelson of Point Loma Nazarene University. Series: "Writer's Symposium By The Sea" [Humanities] [Arts and Music] [Show ID: 29674]

88 min2016 APR 19
Comments
An Evening with Nikki Giovanni -- Point Loma Writer’s Symposium by the Sea 2016

Lunch Poems: 2015 Student Reading

One of the year’s most lively events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications. Series: "Lunch Poems Reading Series" [Humanities] [Show ID: 29740]

35 min2015 JUL 27
Comments
Lunch Poems: 2015 Student Reading
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