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The Rachel and Shalom Show

Expanded Poetry and Video


"Their collaboration fuses poetry and digital filmmaking in such a way that the words, images, and music combine to extend the immediacy of what is being said and what is being shown to give the audience a body of art which adds up to more than the sum of its parts.  Their work is an exercise in what Noam Chomsky called "deep structure" or to put it another way, it is an exercise in the grammar of perceiving beyond the surface of the quotidian and what we are normally aware of."

-Tim Mayo, Poet and Educator

Recent Projects

A War by Another Name (2022) 3:00

Written on the Vernal Equinox, 2022, shortly after the beginning of Russia's war against Ukraine.  The video was recorded in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, by Elena Jara-Williams and edited by Shalom Gorewitz.

Love and Dread (2020) 2:17

Topical and profound poem by Rachel Hadas documented for New Yorker website.

The same poem with blended visuals by Shalom Gorewitz.

House (2019) 5:00

Rachel Hadas considers her family's Vermont farmhouse in a new poem performed in collaboration with Darryll Rudy with video by Shalom Gorewitz.

Meadow  (2019) 2:30

A poem by Rachel Hadas with lines borrowed from Robert Duncan's Often I am Permitted to Return to a Meadow.  The video by Shalom Gorewitz features drone recordings of a meadow across the road from the house.

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