Kickstarter to support video, dance and text installation “Digitized Figures”

Kickstarter to support video, dance and text installation “Digitized Figures”

Last summer I shared a video called Portlet from the on-going collaboration between dance and video artist Kathleen Kelley and poet Sarah Rose Nordgren—their Digitized Figures project. Now they’re preparing the world premiere of an interactive installation, and they’re asking for a little help. Continue Reading

Call for submissions: 5th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens

5th International Video Poetry Festival in Athens-sm

The yearly International Video Poetry Festival 2016 will be held for the fifth time in Greece in Athens. Approximately 2500 people attended the festival last year. There will be two different zones of the festival. The first zone will include video poems, visual poems, short film poems and cinematic poetry by artists from all over the world (America, Asia, Europe, Africa). The second zone will include cross-platform collaborations of sound producers and music groups with poets and visual artists in live improvisations. Continue Reading

The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: “Beer”

The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: “Beer”

I’m a big fan of Bukowski, so to find a video poem that embraces not one but two things I am passionate about is a rare treat. The animation is smooth and lyrical, conveying a feeling of nostalgia in a postmodern sort of way. Continue Reading

In Retrospect: a Manifesto and its Underpinnings

A few months ago, the organizers of the 2015 Poetry/Translation/Film conference contacted me that they intend to publish a book of the proceedings and they were going to include my Manifesto, translated into French. Could I add a text “in which you look back on what you wrote then, say if there is anything you would revise if you were to rewrite your manifesto now, tell the reader of any developments between now and then, and what you foresee for the future?” Continue Reading

Vox video brilliantly deconstructs rap

Vox video brilliantly deconstructs rap

A new video from the youth-oriented news magazine Vox.com would make a great classroom resource for any teacher trying to get kids to focus on prosody. The breezy, entertaining style is typical of a lot of YouTube “explainers”, but some things are really best taught through video, and showing how some of the greatest rappers put together rhymes and beats is surely one of them. Continue Reading