Poet: Forrest Gander

Paleoacoustics by Forrest Gander

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Forrest Gander‘s description at Vimeo reads: “This video is about Paleoacoustics, traces of the past in the present, poetry, imagination.”

A Border History by Forrest Gander

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Poem, music and film are all by Forrest Gander.

When Nights Were Dark by Forrest Gander

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https://vimeo.com/22523543

It’s great to see a writer of Forrest Gander’s stature making his own videopoems. (So many don’t even bother to put up websites.)

Gander’s poetry can be challenging, but the images in this video tempt me to listen more than once, and I think also encourage receptivity through visual suggestion. Incidentally, there are lots of rock canyons like this scattered around the Appalachians — mossy, fern-draped, secret places — if you know where to look.