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Mortensen is having a poetry reading at Beyond
Baroque Saturday, April 1, 2006. Beyond Baroque website (cursor
down to April 1st) says the following:
To mark the beginning of
National Poetry Month, and in a show of graciousness and compassion, HANK
MORTENSEN makes his debut as featured poet alongside established fools
SCOTT WANNBERG, whose latest writings appear in Harvey Keitel, Harvey
Keitel, Harvey Keitel and VIGGO MORTENSEN, whose most recent writings
are featured in Linger (Perceval). No advance purchases, first come
first serve. Admission $10.
--Due to the overwhelming
response for this event we will begin selling tickets at 12 o’clock
(Noon). Tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis. There is
a two-ticket limit and no saving space in line will be permitted. We will
sell all the threater seats to both shows first (140 total, 70 each show),
and then we will sell overflow tickets (lobby and bookstore combined, 110
tickets each show). Lobby is SRO w/video, bookstore has chairs and TV.
There will be no booksigning.
mortensen photography and film can be found in his books, including his
most recent, Linger. His films include History of
Violence, that premiered on September 2005. Picture below is
from this movie.
Photo from Film Comment,
of Violence DVD is now available. Go here.
On page 27 of Viggo
Mortensen's book, Linger, is the poem, Blood of Time.
I like the metaphor of a house that seems to represent material or earthly
things. This house becomes the body with the phrase, "As a boy,
I knew my body/and understood it was not mine."
With this theme in mind,
there are wonderful supporting sentences and thoughts such as "Soon
I'll have to break down scaffolding I've/always assumed was temporary, to
leave only what might/stand up to the weather and speak for itself when I
am/gone. It would be ideal to stand still, removed enough to/see
what could happen next."
Another includes this
sentence after talking about a house and its new cupboards and chests: "Though these things/are
hard to come by, I no longer aspire to bear the/weight of their
expectation, or spill more than my share/of time's blood. To me
these vessels seem like snares that/I'm unwilling or unready to enter, and
I'd gratefully/relinquish them to the service of others. This
impulse/may only be a futile, short-lived turning away from ends/I cannot
escape, as I persist in breathing ruin all day."
The word, "ruin,"
seems to mean "death," and reverts back to the
front cover image of the book.
The title includes the word,
"blood," and this is repeated within the text as shown above
within the context of aspiring to material things: "spill more
than my share/of time's blood." Thus, "blood" seems
to represents life. The entire
phrase then seems to say that whenever possible there is no need to waste
life or "spill blood" for the "weight" of
There are two black and
white photographs included with this poem, one of a fork in the road with
the dark silhouettes of two trees that are close or on the foreground with
a clear sky, shown on
the opposite page, and then shown on the same page as the poem, there is a photo of one road with the dark silhouette of one tree that is in the
distance with a darkening cloud overhead. That is, at the fork, a choice has been
mortensen photo gallery
mortensen and perceval press
mortensen and exene photos
Ros. Randee's account of
meeting Mr. Mortensen mentions this band from Iceland. You can
go to Amazon and buy this CD. It is only one of many. You can also hear
When I was at the International Center of Photography for
the Viggo Mortensen Book Signing, I wanted to buy an ICF Sweatshirt, but
the only sizes left were large, so I have looked online and you can buy the
sweatshirt in Medium, Large, X-Large from their website. I
bought one in Medium and it has already arrived. I'm glad to have
the sweatshirt. Go here if you want to order a sweatshirt or
other gifts: http://shopping.icp.org/store/product.html?product_id=2005
Arturo Perez-Reverte Website in Spanish.
Capitan Alatriste book translated into English at Amazon.com.
Link also to Spanish--click on Spanish cover:
Viggo Mortensen's New Book! Perceval Press says that this is
back in stock.