The Great Beauty: The Visual Feast at the Wedding of the Sacred and the Profane

Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 16 2014-04-18 Film: The Great Beauty Director: Paolo Sorrentino Writers: Paolo Sorrentino & Umberto Contrarello “Rome is a place where, more than any other city, the sacred and the profane go together.” -Paolo Sorentino in an interview with Larry Rother for The New York Times Have you ever experienced that peculiar astonishment that follows profound loss, that sense of surprise at the fact that the people around you are carrying on as usual? If so, you may have asked yourself, “How can they continue like this? Don’t they know the world has … Continue reading The Great Beauty: The Visual Feast at the Wedding of the Sacred and the Profane

In Conversation with Patrick Woodcock, Part II

Wanda Waterman The Voice Magazine, Volume 22 Issue 16 2014-04-18 Patrick Woodcock uses poetry to document the suffering of humanity in war-torn countries— a kind of poetic nonfiction. (See Voice review of Echo Gods and Silent Mountains: Poems, his book of poems based on his time in Iraqi Kurdistan.) Recently he took the time to answer Wanda Waterman’s questions about literary forms, his childhood, and the conditions that enabled him to embark on so many remarkable adventures. (You can read the first part of this article here.) A Blessed Childhood Patrick credits his parents for preparing him for the unusual … Continue reading In Conversation with Patrick Woodcock, Part II