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New interpretations of the Rubaiyat on YouTube

March 4, 2016

austintorneyROKAustin Torney is an artist and poet who has published an illustrated version of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (pictured) and versions of his own poems in Rubaiyat format, also with illustrations.  These have been highlighted in previous posts see starting with

Austin has now moved on to creating video interpretations of the Rubaiyat, as well as his own poems and thoughts, which he has put on YouTube.  Particularly relevant to the readers of this blog are:

First half of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam iclone 4K (Parts 1-5 combined, quatrains 1-54)

Bodleian Rubaiyat Manuscriipt Retransmogrified Spoken

For a taste of the way Austin has used the Rubaiyat format and the inspiration of FitzGerald’s poem as an basis for other recent videos, see the following.

Austin’s Golden Rubaiyat iclone complete 1-6

Better Resolution Playlist for Rubaiyat of Rhymes and Reasons




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