Video

Wright Morris: Clara, Holy Things, and House or Ark

American novelist, photographer, and essayist Wright Morris reads prose poem accompaniments to selected photographs from his works The Home Place (1948), The Inhabitants (1946), and God's Country and My People (1968). These image-text combinations were created during visits to his uncle’s farm near Norfolk, Nebraska. Part one of a four-part series celebrating Morris's centenary – the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • Total running time: 3 min. 7 sec.

  • Featured Artist: Wright Morris
  • SFMOMA Release Date: September 2010

All images and texts © The Estate of Wright Morris