The Tears in the Fence one-day conference on Saturday 8th May 2021 promises a dazzling selection of readings and conversation and we greatly look forward to welcoming you.
In between our sessions, we would like to offer this video intermission. You will find below a list of poetry films that has been collated by the festival team. In between sessions and after the festival, please feel free to continue your poetic explorations by dipping into as many of these as you like.
This blog post is a collaborative space. We invite you to add comments with recommendations of any poetry films you think should be a part of this list.
The Tears in the Fence Festival team.
Special thanks to Andrew Henon for collating this list.
Short history of poetry film introduced by Chaucer Cameron https://poetryfilmlive.com/5587-2/
‘Hooked’ Chaucer Cameron https://poetryfilmlive.com/5587-2/
‘Kobe’ Chaucer Cameron & Helen Dewbery https://chaucercameron.com/poetry/
‘Solitude’ Karen Dews / Benjamin One https://vimeo.com/404267151
‘Working class riots’ Karen Dews / Benjamin One https://vimeo.com/407916970
‘I think about your hands’ Marina Kazakova https://poetryfilmlive.com/i-think-about-your-hands/
‘Neap tide’ Abegail Morley filmed by Helen Dewbery
‘Vellatthinu Mukalile Thavala/ Paani Par Mendhak’ Rajesh James
A selection of poetry films from Andrew Henon including ‘New levels’ ‘Admirable red’ ‘Summer solstice black Lives Matter 2020’ ‘Summer Solstice 2018’ ‘The art of memory’ ‘Swim Lanes’ ‘Dynamic flow form’ and a selection of interviews.
Wild Whispers transnational project
The Snow Q Project: Maria Jastrzebska
The Great Margin Poetry Films:
Hari Marini’s Poetry Films, in particular Spirals: Autoportret:
‘Playground of Learning’ by Beth Calverley with Lyra Festival
https://www.facebook.com/lyrabristol/videos/503768653969403 or https://twitter.com/LyraFest/status/1381645788300910597
Marvin Thompson’s Triptych for The Outposted Project
‘Hove Lawns to Brighton Pier’ – Joanna Nissel
A Series of Poetry Films and Readings by Dialect Writers for International Women’s Day
Video link from Claire Collison: https://youtu.be/jZXRfDKDCq8
City Weeds origami – a record of last summer’s Mail Art collaboration between Alice Willitts and Claire Collison