Film Ab!: A personal report on the Zebra Poetry Film Festival 2018

My overwhelming memory of ZEBRA will be of a well run and friendly festival that showcases a diverse range of poetry films. I was exposed to films that I wouldn’t have seen otherwise, particularly the bigger budget films not available online or those films in languages that I don’t understand. Continue Reading

The Juteback Poetry Film Festival 2018: a review and compilation

still from the film Perpetuum

The power and importance of curation is once again demonstrated by the eclectic and compelling selections included in the 2018 Juteback Poetry Film Festival. R.W. Perkins and Matt Mullins have put together a program that surveys the breadth and depth of film poetry rather than attempting to construct or validate some narrow canon. Continue Reading

Poetry films on the refugee crisis to be screened at North Cornwall Book Festival

Sarah Tremlett and Lucy English of Liberated Words will screen films from their “Home From Home” project, exploring the effects of war in the Middle East and the refugee crisis, as well as interpretations of home for those arriving as immigrants in a strange country. Between films, Lucy will perform poems from The Book of Hours. Continue Reading