Film, Video The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist
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- The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist
- Folklorist Steve Zeitlin, the founding director of City Lore, one of America's leading research centers for the documentation of urban folklife and grassroots culture, eloquently reflects on his career, recounts some of his most meaningful projects, and discusses the relationship of folklore to everyday language and speech in contemporary America. Drawing on his experiences as both a folklorist and a poet, he discusses how colloquial speech and shared verbal art forms like poetry work to preserve cultural heritage and create community in a complex metropolitan landscape like New York and, more broadly, throughout 21st-century America.
- December 08, 2022
- 48 minutes 51 seconds
- online text
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