Posts in Category: Videopoems

A Bird is a Bird by Abbas Saffari

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A poem by Abbas Saffari, translated by the multi-talented Niloufar Talebi for her Translation Project DVD, Midnight Approaches.

Welsh Landscape by R. S. Thomas

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A poem by the great 20th-century Welsh poet R. S. Thomas. Documentary filmmaker Robin Davies-Rollinson writes on the Vimeo page,

I shot some footage in Ceredigion, West Wales, earlier this week — and all the time, I was hearing in my mind R S Thomas’s poem “Welsh Landscape.”
…so here it is, with the voice of the poet himself.

23rd Street Runs Into Heaven by Kenneth Patchen

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Part 1 of a two-part homage to Kenneth Patchen (Part 2 is here) by Dekklun Cuinn (I think. Or at least uploaded by him). The reading is by the poet himself, recorded for Folkways Records. The text of the poem may be read here.

Her Kind by Anne Sexton

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Anne Sexton poem with Catalan subtitles from Blocs des Lletres. The recitation is by the poet.

Sonnet Isolate by Anne Carson

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Poem by Anne Carson, the fifth of six excerpts on YouTube from her lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets called Possessive Used as Drink (Me). See “Recipe” for more information on the series and the production.

“The wish for a garden was simple” by Tyler Flynn Dorholt

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“Poem written by Tyler Flynn Dorholt with the first line ‘The wish for a garden was simple,'” says the description on Vimeo, and I’m trying to remember why that name sounds so familiar. Then I remember: we published him at qarrtsiluni last spring. Here’s his blog. Judging from the latest post, it sounds as if he’s getting into video poetry in a fairly big way.

Archaeology by Gaia Holmes

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Another fine Comma Film video of a poem by Gaia Holmes, this time by Lisa Risbec, with narration by Jo Bryan. There’s a kind of Russian doll effect at work here: a film within a film, and a book within that, and animation enclosed by live action, and letters in envelopes. Archeaology indeed.