Posts in Category: Videopoems

Poem for the Rivers Project by Tom Konyves

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Poem by Tom Konyves

Video by Alex Konyves

In a comment at the YouTube posting, Tom gives the background for the poem.

In the summer of 2003, my 18-year-old son Alexander was working for a “Rivers” project at the Surrey Art Gallery — he kept pestering me to submit a poem. I wrote a 13-line poem which we posited over Alex’s abstract water-related images, all sustained by the drone of an unrelenting Didjeridu. The poetic narrative is resolved by a verbo-visual pun on the underside of the Alex Fraser Bridge.

El lenguaje de las hormigas (The Language of Ants) by Fernando Sarría

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Poem by Fernando Sarría

Video by sonolopez (Javier López Clemente)

El lenguaje de las hormigas es húmedo, constante,
ligero pero lleno de matices y sabores.
Nada se determina de antemano,
reconocen las sendas claras y oscuras de la tierra,
de un cuerpo sonrosado y de un anhelo.
Su murmullo es la marca de su saliva,
la piel siempre deseándolas
y aunque cierren los oídos, las ventanas,
las puertas de la cama,
ellas, pacientes, sabrán esperar.

The Language by Robert Creeley

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Animation by Chad Edwards of a poem by Robert Creeley.

I Don’t Fix a Word by Donna Kuhn

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Experimental video poem by Donna Kuhn — “an exploration of grief, a tribute to a friend who is gone.”

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138

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Poem by William Shakespeare

Film by Dave McKean

Hat-tip: Dr. Omed

Triple Sonnet of the Plush Pony Part 3, by Anne Carson

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Poem by Anne Carson, from Possessive Used as Drink (Me), a lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets

Video by Sadie Wilcox

See “Recipe” for more information on the production.

Shark’s Teeth by Kay Ryan

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Poem and reading by Kay Ryan

Animation by Kristin Vogel