Nationality: U.K.

Claustrophobia by Gaia Holmes

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Another Gaia Holmes video poem from Comma Film, this one by Charlotte Caetano, with narration by the poet.

New Word Hawda (New Word Order) by Linton Kwesi Johnson

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Poem by Linton Kwesi Johnson, read live at the 16th International Festival of Poetry in Medellin, Columbia in 2006

Nothing by John Cooper Clarke

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Poem by John Cooper Clarke

Film by C. Flannery with narration by Robert Bulsara

Another brilliantly simple video poem from Comma Film.

Video Kid by Chris Woods

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A video poem on the perils of video! The poem and narration are by Chris Woods; the film is by Charlotte Caetano. Yet another fine production from Comma Film. (This appears to be a revised version; the original video is here.)

“Methought I saw my late espoused Saint…” by John Milton

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Sonnet 23 by John Milton

Recited by Ian Richardson, from the 1984 TV series “Six Centuries of Verse,” directed by Richard Mervyn

Shakespeare’s Sonnet 138

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Poem by William Shakespeare

Film by Dave McKean

Hat-tip: Dr. Omed

The Ruin (anonymous Anglo-Saxon)

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Anonymous Anglo-Saxon poem

Film by Stuart Lee (including the reading and translation)

The anachronistic contrast between modern ruins and Anglo Saxon language and costume is extremely effective here. Kudos to Mr. Lee, and I hope more Anglo-Saxon poetry videos are in the offing.