The Art of Poetry Film with Cheryl Gross: “The Mysterious Arrival of an Unusual Letter”

I love animated videopoems. This appreciation developed while I was growing up watching cartoons with my favorite baby sitter, the television set. Although most animated videopoems cannot be compared to Heckle and Jeckle or Bugs Bunny, they still bring back memories of my formative years, eating Wonder Bread and butter sandwiches. Continue Reading

Upcoming poetry-film screenings: Minneapolis, Edinburgh, Lublin and London

Motionpoems Season 6 World Premiere, Filmpoem Festival Fifteen at Hidden Door, films from the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival at Festiwal Miasto Poezji, Mahu in Video at the Hardy Tree Gallery, and PoetryFilm Solstice at The Groucho Club. Continue Reading

News round-up: Motionpoems’ Kickstarter; Dylan Thomas movie; videopoems on Montreal poetry festival website

With just four days to go, Motionpoems’ Kickstarter campaign for its innovative weeCinema outdoor theater is still $15,000 short of its $20,000 goal. A movie about Dylan Thomas is set to be released in the United States. And a Montreal poetry festival uses videopoems to advertise books of poetry and the festival. Continue Reading