NYC Poet, Harris Schiff reads his poem, The Body Politic, alongside American Indigenous Painter Clark V. Fox’s Work “Caunotaucarius”. Caunotaucarius is an Iroquois name for George Washington. It means “Town-Taker” or “Destroyer of Towns.”
“The Body Politic” was received via a dream before the 2008 Presidential Elections and refined over a two year period.
Monica Claire Antonie is a photojournalist whose work documented New York School artists and poets as well as bands and musicians on the NYC Punk Scene during the 1970’s and beyond. She is currently working on a sequence of videos featuring Harris Schiff’s poetry.
NYC Poet Harris Schiff reads his poem “Exterminator’s Song” from “AbandonShip” (Blue Press, 2005) with six of Cherokee/Powhattan/NorthAmerican Painter Clark V. Fox’s “38 Lincolns”. Video by Monica Claire Antonie (November 2, 2009).
NYC Poet Harris Schiff reads his poem “Footnote to Yesterday” from his book “Abandon Ship” (Blue Press, 2005) with one of Cherokee/Powhattan/NorthAmerican Painter Clark V. Fox’s “46 JFK’s”. Video by Monica Claire Antonie (November 2, 2009). Posted on the 46th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy.