Top of page

Film, Video The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist

Transcript: TEXT

About this Item

Title

  • The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist

Summary

  • 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.

Event Date

  • December 08, 2022

Running Time

  • 48 minutes 51 seconds

Online Format

  • video
  • image
  • online text

Rights & Access

While the Library of Congress created most of the videos in this collection, they include copyrighted materials that the Library has permission from rightsholders to present.  Rights assessment is your responsibility.  The written permission of the copyright owners in materials not in the public domain is required for distribution, reproduction, or other use of protected items beyond that allowed by fair use or other statutory exemptions. There may also be content that is protected under the copyright or neighboring-rights laws of other nations.  Permissions may additionally be required from holders of other rights (such as publicity and/or privacy rights). Whenever possible, we provide information that we have about copyright owners and related matters in the catalog records, finding aids and other texts that accompany collections. However, the information we have may not be accurate or complete.

More about Copyright and other Restrictions

For guidance about compiling full citations consult Citing Primary Sources.

Credit Line: Library of Congress

Cite This Item

Citations are generated automatically from bibliographic data as a convenience, and may not be complete or accurate.

Chicago citation style:

The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10674/.

APA citation style:

The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10674/.

MLA citation style:

The Poetry of Everyday Life: Reflections of an Urban Folklorist. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/webcast-10674/>.