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Griggs, Dan

Overview
Works: 66 works in 260 publications in 1 language and 9,439 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Filmed literary readings  Filmed interviews  Poetry  Documentary films  Biographical films  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Director, Production personnel, Author, Composer
Classifications: PN6101, 809.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dan Griggs
Adrienne Rich by Adrienne Rich( Visual )

16 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During her 40-year career, Adrienne Rich has been a poet of great moral presence and enduring creative power, a poet whose aesthetic is linked with her political sensibilities. Ms. Rich reads from An Atlas of the Difficult World, Diving into the Wreck and The Fact of a Doorframe and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on May 14, 1992, in Los Angeles"--Container
Seamus Heaney by Seamus Heaney( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Seamus Heaney from County Derry, bears witness to Ireland's complex, violent past and present. One of the finest living poets, he reads from Selected Poems 1966-1987 and talks with Michael Silverblatt. The reading and conversation took place on Oct. 15, 1991, in Los Angeles"--Container
Denise Levertov by Denise Levertov( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Denise Levertov, born in England in 1923, has long been an important American poet, essayist, editor, and teacher. Her poetry is musical, meditative, and transcendent, addressing the nature of faith, the imperiled beauty of the natural world, love, and politics. Ms. Levertov, who received a Lannan Literary Award for Poetry, read from Evening train and unpublished work on December 7, 1993, in Los Angeles"--Container. Followed by an interview
Barry Lopez( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his books Arctic Dreams, Of Wolves and Men and Crossing Open Ground, Barry Lopez eloquently explores man's sense of his place in the natural world, the intrinsic power of the landscape and human involvement with wild animals. In a reading that took place on Oct. 5, 1992, in Los Angeles, Barry Lopez reads his essay Rediscovery of North America and talks with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Paule Marshall by Paule Marshall( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Paule Marshall, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, has said that the source of her art is the expressive talk she heard as a girl among the West Indian women in her mother's kitchen. Ms. Marshall, who has received a MacArthur Fellowship, has written four novels and two collections of stories. On April 12, 1994, she read from Daughters and talked with Michael Silverblatt in Los Angeles"--Container
Luis J. Rodriguez( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luis J. Rodriguez is a poet, journalist and publisher who grew up in Watts and East Los Angeles. His writings give voice and dignity to those whose lives are scarred by violence, racism and poverty. He reads from his books of poetry, The Concrete River and Poems Across the Pavement, and from his memoirs, Always Running, La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. He read on Dec. 8, 1992, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt
Eavan Boland by Eavan Boland( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Eavan Boland is a major Irish poet, and in her nine books of poetry she explores the relationship between gender, art, and national identity--'the meeting place between womanhood and history.' Eavan Boland read from In a time of violence and Outside history on November 16, 1994, in Los Angeles. She discussed her work with Los Angeles poet Eloise Klein Healy whose books include Artemis in Echo Park and Ordinary wisdom"--Container
John Edgar Wideman by John Edgar Wideman( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Edgar Wideman is one of America's premier fiction writers. With language full of sinew and music, he writes about the evolving role of the black man in today's society, chronicling the often brutal and enraging experiences of African Americans who are struggling to survive. He read from The Stories of John Edgar Wideman and work in progress in Los Angeles on April 6, 1993, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Carolyn Forché( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carolyn Forché, in her lyrical and deeply resonant poetry, meditates on the brutalities and injustices of the 20th century. Ms. Forché, who receied a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read the entire text of The angel of history and talked with Michael Silverblatt on May 24, 1994, in Los Angeles"--Container
Linda Hogan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Hogan reads from The Book of Medicines
Gary Soto( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Soto read from his New and Selected Poems
Sandra Cisneros( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra Cisneros reads her story "Eleven" and other works and is interviewed by Dorothy Allison on October 8, 1996
Hayden Carruth( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hayden Carruth is a distinguished poet, essayist, and editor. He is 'a people's poet, readily understood, a tribune of our common humanity, welfare and plight. Carruth is also a poet's poet, a virtuoso of form from the sonnet to free verse, from medieval metrics to jazz ones'--The Nation. Mr Carruth read from his Collected shorter poems, 1946-1991, which received a National Book Critics Circle Award, on November 9, 1993, in Los Angeles. He talked about his poetry with Michael Silverblatt
Thom Gunn( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Thom Gunn's austere poems of love and death have distinguished him as a contemporary master. Born in England in 1929, Thom Gunn has lived in northern California since 1954. Thom Gunn read from his Collected poems, which gathers 40 years of poetry, and new work on October 18, 1994, in Los Angeles. He talked with Wendy Lesser, the founding editor of The threepenny review"--Container
Derek Mahon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Derek Mahon, born in Belfast, is one of the most important Irish poets writing today. Mr. Mahon's rich, elegant, and elegiac poetry exemplifies the creative vitality of contemporary Irish verse. He has published more than 12 books of poetry, as well as several verse translations. Derek Mahon, who received a Lannan Poetry Fellowship, read from his Selected poems on March 8, 1994, and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
Grace Paley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A feminist and an anti-war activist, Grace Paley read three stories, Friends, Love, and Mother. She was interviewed by Carol Muske
Michael Ondaatje : in conversation with Caryl Phillips by Lannan Foundation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2016 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mr. Ondaatje read from new poems, The Cinnamon Peeler, The English Patient, In the Skin of a Lion, and Running in the Family
Kazuo Ishiguro by Kazuo Ishiguro( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Mr. Ishiguro read from his fourth novel, T̀he unconsoled' on October 19, 1995"--VHS container
Joy Harjo( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents Joy Harjo as she discusses her work and reads from her poetry, including "The woman who fell from the sky", "Secrets from the center of the world", "In mad love and war", and "She had some horses."
Pattiann Rogers by Pattiann Rogers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Pattiann Rogers' poetry is widely noted for its astonishing, sensual, and accurate detailing of the biological, botanical, and zoological worlds. [She] ... read from Geocentric, The tattooed lady in the garden, Splitting and binding, and unpublished work ... on May 4, 1993, in Los Angeles and talked with Michael Silverblatt"--Container
 
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Languages
English (117)