The Poetics of Poetry Film

Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection

Edited by Sarah Tremlett

The Poetics of Poetry Film

Edited by Sarah Tremlett

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

350 pages | 60 color plates, 20 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4
Paper $53.00 ISBN: 9781789382686 Will Publish October 2020 Not for sale in the United Kingdom or Europe

Set to generate discussions in the field for years to come, The Poetics of Poetry Film is an encyclopedic work on the ever-evolving art of the poetry film. Poetry films are a genre of short film usually involving three main elements: the poem as verbal message, the moving film image and diegetic sounds, and additional non-diegetic sounds or music, which create a soundscape. In this book, Sarah Tremlett examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, film poetry, and videopoetry, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time.

Tremlett sets the emergence and history of poetry film in its proper global context, defining and debating terms both philosophically and materially. Showcasing the work of an international array of practitioners, The Poetics of Poetry Film includes interviews, analysis, and a rigorous investigation of the history of the genre, from its origins to the present. This is an industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art, and creative writing, as well as poetry filmmakers.


Introduction: Poetry, Song, Philosophy – The Combined Lyric Aesthetic


Part One

Terminology across Time                                        

Realization and Structure               

Voice and Narrative

Time and Mind

Constructing Dynamic Spatio-Temporality

Tonality, Light and Colour

Sound Design                                                                         

Poet on Screen: Persona and Subjectivity

Part Two: Artists’ Voices

The Pioneers                                                                                      

George Aguilar

Enzo Minarelli

Tom Konyves

Javier Robledo

Peter Todd

Heather Haley

Thomas Zandegiacomo

Zata Banks

Gabriel Labanauskaite

Dave Bonta

Alastair Cook

Marc Neys


Chaucer Cameron

Lucy English

Kate Jessop

Adeena Karasick

Martha McCollough

Charles Olsen

Caleb Parkin and Helmie Stil

Maciej Piatek

Dave Richardson

Othniel Smith

Howard Vause

Susanne Wiegner

Poetry Film and Videopoetry in Portugal and Spain: Alive and Thriving by Charles Olsen

Alexandre Braga

Manuel Vilarinho

Eduardo Yagüe

Tarha Erena

Alejandro Céspedes

Celia Parra

Jordan T. Caylor

Belén Gache

Santiago Parres

Lola López-Cózar

Agustín Fernández Mallo

David Argüelles Redondo

Ángel Guinda

Charles Olsen and Lilián Pallares

Marisol Bellusci: Experimental Poetry in Argentina since 1960

Liberated Words: Developing a Poetry Film Festival and Workshops

Helen Moore and Howard Vause: Butterflies Haven Workshop

Part Three: Selected Narrative Forms



Haiku and Haiga                             

A Documentary Approach to Poetry Film                                 

Dance and Movement                                                      

The Ecopoetry Film



Examples of Leading Poetry Film Festivals

For more information, or to order this book, please visit
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

RSS Feed

RSS feed of the latest books from Intellect Ltd. RSS Feed