Film, Video I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific Northwest
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- I Done What I Could: Occupational Folk Poetry in the Pacific Northwest
- The dangers and difficulties of certain challenging occupations are sometimes expressed in the tradition of composing and reciting poems, often in the traditional ballad form of rhymed couplets. This tradition, best-known in the cowboy poetry of the American West, also occurs among other occupational groups and is still found among workers in the Pacific Northwest such as loggers, commercial fishers, and miners. Jens Lund introduces the fisher and logger poetry genres and discusses their content, style and context with examples.
- Event Date
- September 12, 2013
- Related Resources
- American Folklife Center: https://www.loc.gov/folklife/
- Running Time
- 1 hours 13 seconds
- Online Format
- Original Format
- film, video
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