Originally Published: November 24th, 2009

Melissa Friedling is a filmmaker, a writer, and an educator. She earned her PhD from the University of Iowa. Her work has been exhibited widely in galleries and museums, including MoMA PS1 and the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, and in numerous international festivals. Her writing on film, art, and...

  1. November 24, 2009
     LH

    I love Miller. And I love these clips.

  2. November 24, 2009
     Ana Bozicevic

    saying it like it is, seer/landscaper!

  3. November 24, 2009
     A sleepy lemur

    Yes! Poetry: if you see something, say something.\r

    (did you see that little dog bounce at 1:20?)

  4. November 24, 2009
     amy king

    One of the best commentary about poetry I've seen on Harriet in a loooong time! Go, Miller!

  5. November 25, 2009
     Wendy Babiak

    I love the idea of poetry being useful. Yes, please!

  6. December 1, 2009
     Joshua

    I think poetry, if it's any good, isn't useful at all.

  7. December 1, 2009
     Don Share

    Verse, on the other hand, might be useful:\r

    http://www.amazon.com/Faber-Useful-Verse-Simon-Brett/dp/0571117813

  8. December 8, 2009
     Wendy Babiak

    I side with Hogarth, who said that if he could lessen even by a small degree the suffering of humanity with his art, he'd prefer that to having painted the entire oeuvre of Vermeer.