New York City Poetry Festival are showing every one of the Visible Poetry Project films from the 2019 season.
The festival is on the lovely gem Governors Island, on the 27th & 28th July.
My film in 2019 is 'letter - to anyone who is listening' by Doyali Islam from her book 'Heft' published by McClelland & Stewart
The premiere of the Poetry + Video curated programme took place in May in Murwillumbah, Australia.
An hour-long collection, put together by curator Marie Craven, it surveys diverse contemporary expressions of this hybrid form. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, poetry from found text and media, animations, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word.
I am taking on the role of UK manager, and am currently seeking UK venues to screen the programme.
So pleased and excited to announce that my film of Natalie Whittaker's poem 'Moss' recently won third prize in the Oxford Brookes Poetry Centre and Ignition Press poetry film competition.
Congratulations to the other prize winners Gabrielle Turner and Marie Craven for their wonderful films of Patrick James Errington's poem Half Measures.
A screening event is planned for October.
US entertainment website Shondaland (by Shonda Rhimes the creator of Grey's Anatomy) - has been featuring a selection of films from this year's Visible Poetry Project collection.
Very excited to say that they chose 'letter - to anyone who is listening' (Doyali Islam) as one of their features.
The 2019 season of Visible Poetry Project is here. My film 'letter - to anyone who is listening' (out on 12th April).
And watch many more beautiful and inspiring films at www.visiblepoetryproject.com
A new touring programme of shorts from around the world curated by Marie Craven launches today. Poetry + Video is an hour-long collection of films which surveys diverse contemporary expressions of poetry in video. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, animations, poetry from found text and media, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word.
I'm very pleased to say that it includes my film 'Glitter' created with Lucy English for her project 'The Book of Hours', and also a second film from that project: 'Things I found in the Hedge' by Kathryn Darnell.
The premiere screening will be on 4 May, 2019 at Garden Gallery, Murwillumbah, Australia. See the program itinerary for more details, including the outstanding live poets performing on the night.
Marie says that: "The program is designed to be highly portable, and easily obtainable on request to screening spaces in any location."
The Word Bank of Lost Dialects exhibition at The Word National Centre for the Written Word has had a great response since it opened. It featured on the local news on ITV and the BBC and both Robert and I were filmed. The official opening was attended by VIPs, including Deputy Mayor of South Tyneside Cllr Norman Dick, and the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mrs Susan Winfield OBE.
But one of the best indicators of a good result for us was the lengthy half-hour conversation that Robert had with a member of the public on the day after it opened - people are really keen to continue to engage with and think about the language that they use and hear.
The Word Bank of Lost Dialects will be open until 15th September.
See a few more images
In one of the local papers: