Online magazines/anthologies/books about Poetry Videos
- Moving Poems: The Best Poetry Videos on the Web: An ongoing anthology of the best poetry videos around the web. Subscribe for a free weekly round-up sent by email
- Poetry Film Live: a UK-based online magazine
- Film Poetry https://filmpoetry.org/
- Liberated Words http://liberatedwords.com/
- The Poetics of Poetry Film, edited by Sarah Tremlett (Intellect Books, 2021): this encyclopedic work classifies the different types of poetry film, citing works from poetry filmmakers worldwide.
- A Short History of Poetry Film: an 11 minute short film about the earliest films that integrate poetry
- Tom Konvyes, “Videopoetry: A Manifesto”
- Dave Bonta, “Videopoetry: What is it, Who Makes it and Why?”
Local Video Poetry Exhibits and Talks
- Poets with a Video Camera: Video Poetry 1980-2020
- An exhibit curated by Tom Konyves at The Surrey Art Gallery, Sept 17/22-Dec 11/22 : Poets with a Video Camera presents the largest retrospective of videopoetry in Canada to date. The exhibition features over twenty-five works by some of the world’s leading practitioners. It is organized around five categories of videopoetry: kinetic text, visual text, sound text, performance, cin(e)poetry.
- New Art Emerging: Two or Three Things One Should Know About Videopoetry What makes a successful video poem?
- This media arts symposium connects with the exhibition Poets with a Video Camera and will examine how videopoetry emerged and developed over the past four decades. Convened by internationally recognized Surrey-based poet and critic Tom Konyves and featuring Daniel Dugas, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Valerie LeBlanc, Matt Mullins, and Sarah Tremlett.
How to Make a Poetry Film/Video
- See the Training and Resources section of the webmagazine, Poetry Film Live which covers getting started, what makes a good poetry film, basic equipment, approaches to making a poetry film, filming, camera movement, angles, shots and composition, sound, lighting, editing, transitions and more
- The Institute for Experimental Arts https://filmpoetry.org/e-learning/
Examples of Contemporary Canadian Poetry Videos Dealing with Place
- Take Me Home Series: “City Centre”: a poem by former Vancouver poet laureate Evelyn Lau about the demolition of Vancouver homes, was turned into a poetry video directed by Jenn Strom which can be viewed online for free on Knowledge Network.
- “We have become children”: a poem by Al Rempel turned into a videopoem by Erica Goss.
- “Canoe”: a poem set in the Georgian Bay area of Ontario, written and narrated by Kate Flaherty Marshall, with live action videography and music by Mark Korven; and “Rose Quartz” also by Kate Flaherty Marshall, live action videography by Mark Korven, music by Gabe Flaherty which features sunset at Harold’s Point, Killbear Park, Ontario.
- “Drunken Laundry Day with Charles Bukowski: A Poem by Henry Doyle” an animated poetry video set in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, based on Henry Doyle’s poem made by a team led by Fiona Tinwei Lam with animator H. Kristen Campbell.
- “Winter Sleep”: a poem by Sheri Benning was turned into an atmospheric poetry video by Sheri Benning, her sister Heather Benning and filmmaker Chad Galloway and shot in the Rural Municipality of Wolverine Creek in Saskatchewan.
- “Wolf Lake”: a poem by Elizabeth Bachinsky about a young woman’s sexual assault and murder was turned into a poetry video by Michael Smith.
- “Novena”: a poem by Shirley Camia was turned into a short poetry video with the poet, animator Rosie Holtom and film editor Viktor Pesenti.
International Festivals for Poetry Video and Film
- Cadence Video Poetry Festival (Seattle, Washington, USA)
- The Film & Video Poetry Society (Los Angeles, California)
- International Poetry Video Festival (Athens, Greece)
- Midwest Poetry Video Festival (Madison, WI, USA)
- O’Bheal International Poetry Film Festival (Cork, Ireland)
- REELpoetry Houston (Houston, Texas)
- Videobardo (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
- Zebra Poetry Film Festival (Berlin, Germany)
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