Die Farben dieser Welt (Colours of the World) by Rainer Schippers

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Rainer Schippers is responsible for the music as well as the poem. George P. Schnyder “Filmed with the GH1 and a Sony HC1 (for the 8mm Stuff).”

Prodigal by Kona Macphee

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Alastair Cook‘s 11th filmpoem. His description at Vimeo is worth quoting in full:

Prodigal is a film of Kona Macphee‘s poem, which was born from Andrew Philip’s project for the second Hidden Door festival, held in Edinburgh in October 2010: I was asked to record a reading of the poem. As I read it, I felt its power and resolved to make a filmpoem. I commissioned a cello piece from Rebecca Rowe and we performed this live at the Poetry Association of Scotland‘s meeting on 9th March 2011, at the Scottish poetry Library. A new direction for these perhaps, the addition of live performance… but the work is as dark and mercurial as ever.

My Love for You is So Embarrassingly by Todd Boss

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Deb Kirkeeide designed and animated this motionpoem for a poem by Todd Boss.

Cet Amour (This Love) by Jacques Prévert

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I didn’t expect to like this, but I did. Noah Oros directs. English subtitles are included.

Fearless Laughter: Yusef Komunyakaa’s Advice to Young Poets

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A video created by Sampsonia Way magazine for Rattapallax. Komunyakaa was interviewed by Elizabeth Hoover, and the video production and editing are by Glen Wood.

Walking & Falling by Laurie Anderson

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The video is titled “Step,” filmed by Pascal Rekoert and released as a podcast by NYC’s Flexicurve Dance Company in 2008. Anderson recorded the spoken-word piece for her 1982 album Big Science, and that’s the recording featured here.

Condition of Fire: seven poems by JL Williams

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Condition of Fire is the debut collection from JL Williams, published by Shearsman. The author’s reading of seven poems from the book is combined with a commissioned sound work by Luca Nasciuti in this new filmpoem by Alastair Cook.