How wonderful that my very favorite poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” by T.S. Eliot, is now out in a comic-book adaptation by Julian Peters. I have posted about this poem several times, including one in which I embedded a lovely video of Michael Gough performing the poem.
Poetry resembles performing art, but also visual art; it is to a great extent the result of turning words into images. Thus it is fitting that someone should turn that idea around, and render poems as graphic art. Peters has done an excellent job. I especially love the the box for the line “Do I dare disturb the universe?”
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To celebrate National Poetry Month, Serena from Savvy Verse and Wit has called on fellow bloggers to participate by profiling a poet or poem. Be sure to stop by Serena’s blog every day this month to see more profiles of poets and poetry by participants from around the blogisphere!