AWP panel on “Poetry Video in the Shadow of Music Video”
If you’re attending the annual conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) in Chicago next week, be sure to join us for what I’m sure will be a wide-ranging discussion:
Poetry Video in the Shadow of Music Video—Performance, Document, and Film
(Tim Kahl, Kwame Dawes, Dave Bonta, Jordan Stempleman, Todd Boss)
Thursday March 1 from 10:30 A.M.-11:45 A.M.
Boulevard Room A,B,C, Hilton Chicago, 2nd Floor
Here’s the official description:
Poetry’s relationship to multimedia continues to encroach on the poem as page-bound. Explore how footage depicting the performance of poems, the documentation of social upheaval through poems that provide social commentary, and the carving out of aesthetic space escort the poem into occupying the position of the music video. Where does one draw the distinction between entertainment and art?
For my part, I plan to give an overview of the many overlapping genres of poetry videos, talk about some of the trends in contemporary videopoetry and filmpoetry, and share my own experience as a blogger, web publisher, and enthusiastic supporter of remix culture.