Filmmaker: Tamisha Harris

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

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A lot of kinetic type poetry animations don’t really say anything about the poem, I feel, so don’t make the cut here. This was an exception: somehow the colors, typography and design seemed just right. It’s by Tamisha Harris, “a designer, visual storyteller and a student at the London College of Communication [whose] creative practice revolves around graphic moving image.”

Another reading worth checking out is the one at, in which Brooks discusses the background and reception of the poem in her introduction.