A fun student film by Loni Paone. The description on Vimeo says:
Submitted to Emerson College’s 2013 Evelyn Horowitz Video Poetry Competition. The competition asks students to adapt a poem written by a contemporary poet to the visual medium.
“Alarum” is a poem written by Brooklyn author and poet Robert Hershon, which is published in his book Grocery Lists.
The poem itself deals with the absurd and contagious nature that comes with believing in stereotypes. The concept behind my visual adaptation is to show several methods through which stereotypes can be perpetuated in society: indoctrinating the youth (public TV educator); deceiving the masses (live news reporter); slandering by word-of-mouth (the men drinking); and brainwashing the faithful (the religious figurehead).
For more on Robert Hershon, see the Poetry Foundation website.
A very short filmpoem about exile and belonging by Laura Wu.
A poetry book trailer that appears to give a pretty good indication of the tone and flavor of the book. (I say that having read a number of Howie Good‘s books and chapbooks, though not this particular one yet.) Sizable chunks of text alternate with underwater footage of swimming penguins, apparently shot on a mobile phone at an aquarium. Unlike so many trailers for poetry books from micropresses, where the initiative to make a video originates with the author, this was made by the publishers themselves.
This is a video promoting the launch of Howie Good’s limited edition poetry collection ‘The Death of Me’ through Pig Ear Press. The text is from Howie’s book, the video was shot in Basel Zoo and the soundtrack was created on a ukulele. The video and audio were created by Mr [Pete] Lally.
Pig Ear Press are a (very) small press using letterpress printing and handbinding to create limited run books of quality. You can purchase Howie’s book and see information about previous publications by visiting pigearpress.co.uk.
I’m a little late in sharing this, but the press run doesn’t seem to be sold out quite yet.
This is the rest, another of Kathy McTavish‘s mesmerizing pieces of sound art and kinestatic imagery. Three poems by Michelle Matthees in type form—”The Gardner Hotel,” “Bouquets” and “The Rest”—scroll slowly up the screen against a background (or is it a foreground?) of shifting shapes and tones.
An animation by Alex Itin, who writes:
two months turned to two minutes talking about two years, she tells me. Well there is the words of the great painter Jim Dine and the music of the great Javier Hernandez-Miyares and the a special shout out to Steve Pacia and always Ponyo and Leo and 1000 other scans…. ummm… next.
For more on Jim Dine, see the Wikipedia.