The Society of Midland Authors presents a discussion of the new documentary Poets and Profs: Looking at The Iliad with the film’s directors, Mark Eleveld and Ronald Maruszak. The 66-minute film features poets such as Robert Pinksy, Edward Hirsch, and Marc Smith, performing sections of The Iliad, as well as scholars scholars Elizabeth Samet, Nick Rudall, James Redfield, and Herman Sinaiko discussing the multitude of themes within Homer’s ancient epic. A trailer for the film can be found here.
Eleveld and Maruszak are English teachers who co-founded EM Press. Eleveld, a Midland Authors board member, is editor of the books The Spoken Word Revolution and The Spoken Word Revolution Redux. Maruszak is producer of “Slam the Radio: Poetry” on Xm/Sirus' Book Channel.