Mark Rylance accepts the Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play for "Jerusalem" during the 65th annual Tony Awards, Sunday, June 12, 2011 in New York. (Jeff Christensen / AP)
Actor Mark Rylance has a thing for Minnesota poet Louis Jenkins.
Three years ago, whilst accepting a Tony award for his part in "Boeing-Boeing," he quoted Jenkins' poem "The Back Country."
Last night, in accepting the award for leading actor in the production "Jerusalem" he quoted Jenkins' poem "Walking Through A Wall."
The New York Times tried to get an explanation for the choice:
Asked after his victory why he chose to share Mr. Jenkins's thoughts about the art of "walking through walls," Mr. Rylance said, "I just think it's good advice."
However, if you take a look at Jenkins' website, you'll see this tidbit:
Louis Jenkins is currently working with Mark Rylance, actor and former director of the Globe Theatre, London, on a stage production titled Nice Fish! based on Mr. Jenkins poems.
By the way, you can hear Jenkins recite "Walking Through a Wall" in its entirety at his website.
How do you thank thousand, if not millions, of people for their support of public broadcasting?
If you're the BBC, you serenade them, while featuring some of the best musical talent you know.
Of course, the method of payment for the BBC is quite different from that of public radio stations in the United States...
Posted at 12:37 PM on June 13, 2011
by Marianne Combs
Filed under: Books
Wayzata Poet Joyce Sidman and Duluth illustrator Rick Allen are on a roll.
Their picture book "Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night" has just been honored at the Boston Globe - Horn Book Awards, one of the most prestigious awards in the field of children's and young adult literature.
Here's a snapshot of the book in video form:
There's a lovely piece on how the book came together by Star Tribune writer Kim Ode here.
Rick Allen, along with his wife Marian Lansky, runs The Kenspeckle Letterpress in Duluth.
h/t Laurie Hertzel