Erica Goss: Ten Favorite Video Poems Made by Women

Here are ten current favorite video poems, all made by women. One of the things I like about video poetry is its cultural and gender diversity. Many more than these exist, of course, and my list is much longer than only ten, but enjoy these from the US, Canada, Pakistan, Egypt and Taiwan:

goodbye (poem by Kate Greenstreet)
Kate Greenstreet, 2010


I Said Yes (poem by Luisa Igloria)
Nic S., 2014


The Dice Player (poem by Mahmoud Darwish)
Nissmah Roshdy, 2013


kindness (poem by Jana Irmert)
Jana Irmert, 2012


Whore in the Eddy (poem by Heather Haley)
Heather Haley, 2012


Self Portrait as Beast (poem by Justine Post)
Cecelia Post, 2014


Danatum Passu (poem by Shahid Akhtar)
Shehrbano Saiyid, 2014


At Freeman’s Farm (poem by Marilyn McCabe)
Marilyn McCabe, 2013


In the Circus of You (poem by Nicelle Davis)
Cheryl Gross, 2014


They Are There But I Am Not (poem by Ye Mimi)
Ye Mimi, 2009

Erica Goss served as Poet Laureate of Los Gatos, CA from 2013-2016. She is the author of Night Court, winner of the 2016 Lyrebird Award, Wild Place and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets. Recent work appears in Lake Effect, Atticus Review, Contrary, Convergence, Spillway, Cider Press Review, Eclectica, The Tishman Review, Tinderbox, The Red Wheelbarrow, and Main Street Rag, among others. She is editor of Sticks & Stones, a bi-monthly poetry newsletter. Please visit her at


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