Sunday, April 17, 2011

Listening to poetry -- looking at animated poems

I was happy to find a link on Facebook the other day to a poetry video that was a collaboration between the wonderful artist and poet Patricia Wallace Jones, Beau Blue and his Blue's Cruzio Café, and me, animating my poem One Night, Light.

It made me think about the mixed-media possibilities for online poetry. I went to listen to the recordings of my poems that have appeared online and updated my website's Online Reader, which I'd like to rename Online Reader and Radio.

Billy Collins may have helped kick off this trend of animated poetry and mixed media spoken work, with his "The Dead." Whoever started it, it's a trend to watch. A really satisfying experience, to combine art and poetry, animation and poems.

2 comments:

  1. One of the best places to check out animated poetry is at http://movingpoems.com, Dave Bonta's archive.

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  2. Cool, thanks, Ren! Figures that Dave would be in the avant-garde with this.

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