Allbook Books has expanded its parameters by leaping off the printed page and is
excited to announce its first DVD-Video, One Man's Mythology: a poetic contemplative journey.
Written and performed by Mankh (Walter E. Harris III), this series of ten poems is connected by a mythic thread of imagination, whimsy, and philosophical ponderings. One Man's Mythology
is a dramatized poetry reading with a Cinéma vérité style, conveying the feel of being in the woods or hanging out at a park bench. The DVD runs ~29 minutes
Videography and editing by Michael Mart, well-known among the community of poets for his work on the website www.poetryvlog.com.
Watch the first two segments:
One Man’s Mythology #1
One Man’s Mythology #2
The video was done on location outside the Mills Pond House, home of the Smithtown Township Arts Council in St. James, NY www.stacarts.org. The wondrous Copper Beech tree, only one of a handful remaining on Long Island, serves as the focal point.
After the dramatized reading of each poem, the viewer can read the text on screen while listening to a lush soundscape of contemplative and uplifting music by Anna Schaad, a wonderful violinst and composer, www.annaschaad.com. The DVD also features the ethereal sounds of a Tibetan singing bowl, plus the calls and songs of some feathered-friends.
Whether man, woman, human, four-legged, finned, winged, crawler, rock, mineral, vegetable, fruit, plant, flower, tree . . . each being has a small story that is part of the collective whole.
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Unfold your myth . . .
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Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths.
- Joseph Campbell