A collaboration between filmmaker Glenn-emlyn Richards and Manchester-based poet Michelle Green for Comma Film. For more on Green, see her section on Poetry International Web (which includes the text of this poem).
Glenn-emlyn Richards‘ latest animation was produced in collaboration with poet Eleanor Rees. (See also their earlier collaboration, Night Vision.) Rees is a Liverpudlian and author of the collection Andraste’s Hair (Salt, 2007), who “often collaborates with other writers, musicians and artists,” according to her online biography.
Thanks to everyone who entered Moving Poems’ first contest! Howie Good and I were extremely impressed by the high quality and variety of the submissions. The judging worked as follows: we decided jointly which videos qualified as finalists and Howie ranked them, soliciting my opinion in a couple of cases, but ultimately making the final decisions. Tomorrow: the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, and thoughts about the next contest.
a writer of short fictions;
an actress of clear convictions;
an image maker & photoshop breaker;
a producer of films & inconstant lover of sox.
This is a collaboration between the poet, Eleanor Rees, and the filmmaker, Glenn-emlyn Richards. It was featured as part of the Comma Film/ Version Film Festival 2009 and the Sadho Poetry Film Festival 2009-2010 in New Delhi.
This is evidently the opening poem in Rees’ debut collection from Salt Publishing, Andraste’s Hair, which garnered an endorsement from Carol Ann Duffy: “Eleanor Rees’s first full-length collection introduces an ambitious, experimental voice, vibrantly charged with the energy of city life.” From the publisher’s page, here’s a sound bite from the author and her city, Liverpool: