The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: Poetry Film in its Infancy

In my quest to find the perfect video poem I stumbled upon a wonderful piece that brought me back to my childhood: “The Charge Of The Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson, as performed by Carl “Alfalfa” Switzer. Could this be the early days or even perhaps the first poetry film? Continue Reading

The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: “A Nose That Can See Is Worth Two That Sniff”

A series of poetry animations featuring representations of perception and sensation were produced for an online course, The Fundamentals of Neuroscience, at Harvard. This one illustrates a poem by William Carlos Williams. Continue Reading

The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: Martha McCollough

I will not single out one piece to analyze and critique. I think the entire collection of videos should be watched. In viewing the progression of Martha McCollough’s work, I have found an artist who understands the marriage of video, illustration, fine art and poetry. Continue Reading