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The Poetics of Poetry Film

Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection

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.

412 pages | 60 color plates, 20 halftones | 6 3/4 x 9 1/4

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Table of Contents

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

1. Terminology across Time
2. Realization and Structure
3. Voice and Narrative
4. Time and Mind
5. Constructing Dynamic Spatio- Temporality
6. Tonality, Light and Colour
7. Sound Design
8. Poet on Screen: Persona and Subjectivity

9. Contemporary Pioneers
George Aguilar
Enzo Minarelli
Tom Konyves
Javier Robledo
Peter Todd
Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas
Stuart Pound and Rosemary Norman
Heather Haley
Thomas Zandegiacomo del Bel
Zata Banks
Gabriele Labanauskaite
Dave Bonta
Alastair Cook
Marc Neys
10. Making
Chaucer Cameron
Marie Craven
Lucy English
Ian Gibbins
Jane Glennie
Suzie Hanna
Kate Jessop
Adeena Karasick
Martha McCollough
Matt Mullins
Adele Myers
Charles Olsen
Caleb Parkin and Helmie Stil
Maciej Piatek
Dave Richardson
Othniel Smith
Howard Vause
Susanne Wiegner
11. Poetry Film and Videopoetry in Portugal and Spain: Alive and Thriving
Charles Olsen
Alexandre Braga
Manuel Vilarinho
Eduardo Yagu¨e
Tarha Erena
Alejandro Céspedes
Celia Parra
Jordan T. Caylor
Belén Gache
Santiago Parres
Lola López- Cózar
Agustín Fernández Mallo
David Argu¨elles Redondo
Ángel Guinda and Sándor M. Salas
12. Experimental Poetry in Argentina from the 1960s to the 1990s: Political Voice and Prefiguring the Turn to Digital Literature and Video Poetry
Marisol Bellusci
13. Liberated Words: Developing a Poetry Film Festival and Workshops
Butterflies Haven Workshop
Helen Moore and Howard Vause

14. Collections
15. Text- on- Screen
16. Video Haiku and Video Haiga
17. A Documentary Approach to Poetry Film
18. Dance and Movement
19. The Ecopoetry Film

Examples of Leading Poetry Film Festivals
Artists and Authors Index

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