watching poetry

January 11, 2019

If you’re ready for a little poetic video viewing, have a look at Aeon. The site offers a wide array of long- and short-form essays and digital musings as well as a variety of materials on poetry, including, “The brevity and beauty of Yeats’s verses reveal poetry’s enduring significance” and “‘Now I will do nothing but listen’ – Walt Whitman on how sound shapes the self.” (And in case there’s not enough of the stuff right outside your window, have a look at “A meditative cinepoem from 1929 captures the reflective, ethereal wonders of water.”) Enjoy.

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season’s streaming

December 27, 2018

Looking for something to do between celebrations? Check out this selection of 18 Literary Documentaries to Stream Over the Holidays in BookRiot.

for your poetry radar

December 13, 2018

Okay, this sounds downright peculiar, but in our commitment to all-things-poetry, we feel it’s only fair to warn you that Apple is currently casting a 10-episode TV series called “Dickinson.” Written by Alena Smith and starring Hailee Steinfeld (as Dickinson) and Jane Krakowski (as Mrs. Dickinson), the series is described by Deadline Hollywood as a comedy “with a modern sensibility and tone. It takes viewers into the world of Emily (Steinfeld), audaciously exploring the constraints of society, gender, and family from the perspective of a budding writer who doesn’t fit in to her own time through her imaginative point of view. Dickinson is Emily’s coming-of-age story — one woman’s fight to get her voice heard.” Release date 2019.

poetry on the streets

June 11, 2018

“The pulse” is a poem by Marcus Amaker, the first poet laureate of Charleston, South Carolina. It’s also a video featuring Amaker, Memo, Gina Mocha, Matthew Foley, Maggie Robinson, Katie Zimmerman, and Jasmine Tabor walking Charleston’s streets, reciting the poet’s words. Watch The pulse (a poem about Charleston) on YouTube.

Visible Poetry, year two

April 24, 2018

A year ago, we mentioned the Visible Poetry Project, which combines the creative work of poets and filmmakers to release a video each day during National Poetry Month. VPP is back for 2018 and the poem/films are posted here for both this year and last. Cascadia is represented in this year’s collection by poet Kelli Russell Agodon and performance poet/director Corbin Louis. Have a look.

Whatever you may think of Calvin Klein, Jake Gyllenhaal, or fragrance advertising, it’s a rare convergence when what they have in common is the E.E. Cummings poem [i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]. Read the story and watch the video: Vanity Fair.

film poetry

September 4, 2017

In our ongoing effort to highlight the intersection of poetry and film, we note that Terrain.org is featuring three short films that blend poetry by Abeer Hoque, video by Josh Steinbauer, and music by Tom Asselin. The films accompany the release of Hoque’s new book, Olive Witch, a memoir about growing up across cultures in Nigeria, the States, and Bangladesh.

Please also note that the submission deadline for Terrain’s 8th Annual Contest in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry has been extended. TODAY, Monday, September 4, 2017, is the new deadline for contest entries. General, non-contest, submissions reopen tomorrow and continue through May 30, 2018.

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