Robert Francis on the praying mantis

Image

Robert Francis on the praying mantis.mp4

Title

Robert Francis on the praying mantis

Subject

Francis, Robert, 1901-1987
Amherst (Mass.)

Description

Amherst poet Robert Francis discusses his fascination with and study of the praying mantis. Includes an anecdote about Robert Frost visiting Francis and remarking that the praying mantis shows "so clearly what it is in nature that you don't like."

Creator

Skillicorn, David

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

1979

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational uses, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

From the Robert Francis Collection

Language

English

Type

Motion pictures

Original Format

1/2 inch EIAJ-1 tape

Duration

3 minutes 49 seconds

Compression

MPEG-4

Producer

Union Video Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst

Director

Filmed by Fain Gildea and David Skillicorn

Citation

Skillicorn, David, “Robert Francis on the praying mantis,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 13, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/2210.