In these videos award winning local landscape photographer Roddy Fox continues his collaboration ‘In Tandem’ with renowned Grahamstown poet Harry Owen. The videos present two poems from the Rhino Anthology (2013).
‘Lord of Life’ is a loving elegy to the rhino written by the late Norman Morrissey. Local artist Sally Scott – another award winner – gave them seven stunning rhino images from the Rhino Anthology to counterpoint Harry’s respectful reading of this long poem. It’s one of the highlights of the book. ‘For Rhino in a Shrinking World: an international anthology’ was compiled and edited by Harry Owen with illustrations by Sally Scott. It was published in 2013 by the Poets Printery in East London (South Africa) and is available from Harry Owen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
‘Now’ is a small gem, written by American Hannah Armour at the age of ten. They located her though social media friends – she now lives in the USA – and she gave them this reading of her poem. It’s set to two photos of rhinos, by Roddy Fox, in the nearby Fish River valley of the Eastern Cape.