Three Poems by Spoon Jackson

Michel Wenzer

Sweden 2003, 35mm transferred to video, col, 14 min

“My name is Spoon Jackson. I’m an actor, poet and writer, perhaps sometimes philosopher. I’m also a human being who did a hurtful deed back in 1977. I’ve been in prison since that time ...” Serving a life sentence in his native United States, Spoon Jackson reads out his poems over a crackling telephone line from jail. Now and again a telephonist cuts in to say how much time is left on his collect call. Filmmaker and composer Michel Wenzer weaves together Spoon Jackson’s verse with music and images.

See to read Spoon Jackson’s poetry and philosophical musings.