Motionpoems to launch 9th season on May 10 at Minneapolis Institute of Art

Motionpoems, the nonprofit organization that has been producing award-winning films with texts by American poets for a decade now, today announced that the premiere screenings of their ninth season will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019, from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm, in the Pillsbury Auditorium at the Minneapolis Institute of Art:

Motionpoems, the world’s largest producer of poetry films, will launch its highly anticipated ninth season at Mia, featuring the work of award-winning emerging poets and an international group of filmmakers in this world premiere public screening.

Season 9 poets: Dom Bury, Lyrik Courtney, D. Gilson, Jackson Holbert, Rachel Inez Marshall, Meghann Plunkett, C. Russell Price, Analicia Sotelo, Brian Spears, and Emily Jungmin Yoon; and filmmakers: Maeyen Bassey, Richelle Chen, Fergal Costello, Sean Donnelly, Kenneth Kegley, Kristian Mercado, Ged Murray, Malin Sandberg, Zanete Skarule, Helmie Stil, and Najeeb Tarazi.

Motionpoems is a small, Minneapolis-based nonprofit arts organization with a vast reach. Founded in 2008, they have produced over 120 poetry films with filmmakers, cast, and crew from all over the world. Partnering with top-quality for-profit and nonprofit publishers, film companies, and literary organizations, Motionpoems is dedicated to creating opportunities for artists to collaborate in innovative, hybrid ways. For more information, visit

Please join us for a night of poetry, film, and conversation!
Select one of two screening times and take in a panel conversation before or after:
6:30 p.m. Motionpoems season 9 screening
7:30 p.m. Poet and filmmaker panel discussion
8:00 p.m. Motionpoems season 9 screening

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. A separate ticket is required to attend each screening as well as the panel conversation.
Reserve tickets online here, or call 612.870.3000.

Please reserve a ticket to save your seat, then feel free to join us for an after party at Black Sheep Pizza on Nicollet Avenue.

Those of us who can’t attend this or other screenings will have to wait for the films to appear on their website or Facebook page, usually at a rate of one a month.

Dave is the founder of Moving Poems, and posts videos for his own poems (along with lots of other stuff) at Via Negativa. Here's a bio.