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Studio 360: In Verse, David Hockney
Studio 360: In Verse, David Hockney
This Peabody Award-winning show from WNYC is public radio’s smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. IN VERSE



This is the second installment of "In Verse," a multi-media project documenting the lives of people facing economic hardships. It was created by Studio 360's Lu Olkowski and Ted Genoways, editor of The Virginia Quarterly Review.

In Gulfport, Mississippi, Pulitzer-Prize winning poet Natasha Trethewey visits her cousin Tamara Jones, still battling financial problems triggered by the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It inspired Trethewey's poem "Believer," and the visit was documented by photographer Joshua Cogan.

Natasha Trethewey wrote her poem "Watcher" about her brother, who had a job looking for remains on the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. He was later incarcerated for a time, and Trethewey's poem "Believer" documents the moment of his release from jail.

DAVID HOCKNEY



After decades of making art in sunny California, Hockney returns to the English countryside where he grew up. Instead of swimming pools he's painting the thick woods and green fields of East Yorkshire. And at 72, he's recently taken up painting on his iPhone. He tells Kurt Andersen, it's the only way he can capture a sunrise. Kurt meets up with Hockney at New York's Pace Wildenstein gallery, where his new work is on view until December 25th.