Artists Respond to 9/11: More of Your Suggestions
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Friday, September 02, 2011
The 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks is approaching, and Studio 360 is putting together a list of the best books, music, movies, and other works of art that have responded to those events. And we want to know what you think should be highlighted.
Scot Terban, from Manchester, Connecticut, suggested the U2 song “The Hands That Built America.” He writes “For me, the line ‘It's early fall, there's a cloud on the New York skyline Innocence, dragged across a yellow line’ is visceral because I was there working at the pit post-9/11.”
Claudia Chadwick of Seymour, Connecticut, lost her cousin in one of the towers. She suggests Simon Armitage's poem “9/11: Out of the Blue” as read by the actor Rufus Sewell. She calls it “the best and most moving poem I know of dealing with 9/11.” (Watch the video below.)
Video: Part I of Simon Armitage’s “911: Out of the Blue” performed by Rufus Sewell — produced for the UK’s Channel 5.