In Retrospect: a Manifesto and its Underpinnings

A few months ago, the organizers of the 2015 Poetry/Translation/Film conference contacted me that they intend to publish a book of the proceedings and they were going to include my Manifesto, translated into French. Could I add a text “in which you look back on what you wrote then, say if there is anything you would revise if you were to rewrite your manifesto now, tell the reader of any developments between now and then, and what you foresee for the future?” Continue Reading

Interview with Tom Konyves at Connotation Press

In her latest “Third Form” column at Connotation Press, Erica Goss interviews videopoetry pioneer Tom Konyves. He discusses, among other things, making his first videopoem on ½” reel-to-reel videotape, being “unrecognized” by Herman Berlandt, Director of the San Francisco Poetry Film Workshop, what text-image relationships have in common with male-female relationships, and falling in love with language as a child. Continue Reading

Recent talks on filmpoetry and videopoetry: Alan Fentiman, Tony Williams, Ross Sutherland, Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas

A beautifully shot conversation between filmmaker Alan Fentiman and poet Tony Williams, Ross Sutherland’s Thirty Poems / Thirty Videos: End of Residency wrap-up for The Poetry School, and a pair of talks given by Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel Dugas at the Text(e) Image Beat videopoetry exhibition. Continue Reading

Address to the Amsterdam ReVersed Poetry Film Festival Symposium, April 4, 2014

A full transcript of Tom Konyves’ Address to the Amsterdam Reversed Poetry Film Festival Symposium on April 4, 2014. Konyves gives a very personal introduction to the concept of videopoetry, using examples of his own work as a videopoet to illustrate some of the points he’s long been making as a critic and theorist. Continue Reading