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

Erica Goss is the Poet Laureate emerita of Los Gatos, California. She is the author of Wild Place (Finishing Line Press 2012) and Vibrant Words: Ideas and Inspirations for Poets (PushPen Press 2014). Her poems, reviews and articles appear widely, both on-line and in print. She won the 2011 Many Mountains Moving Poetry Contest and was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2010 and 2013. She writes The Third Form, a column about video poetry, for Connotation Press. Please visit her at


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