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Six Video Poems

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The ideal video poem gives the reader, now a viewer, a new experience of poetry through sonic and visual layering. The effect is not unlike that of a music video—and given how the invention of that medium, with its unique point of access and presentation, brought a new audience to music, the video poem may be ushering a whole new demographic to poetry. Here are six video poems that have been made available to a wide audience on YouTube.

"Reticent Sonnet" by Anne Carson

"Sonnet of Addressing Oscar Wilde" by Anne Carson 

"Pleasurable Complexity" by Thylias Moss

"Verde: the greening of electrons" by Thylias Moss

"My Entrepreneurial Spirit" by Aaron Fagan

"Naked Leaf Dissolve" by Aaron Fagan


Reader Comments

  • booboocousins says...

    Right now I'm trying to find the creative balance between poetry and video.
    Mixing text, visuals and audio is a challenging task.  The audio has to be right.
    I think I'm finally there in terms of presentations. Now it's a matter of trying to get out more creative ideas.
    It's definitely a genre that's going to keep growing.
    Here's something I worked on for a while you will enjoy.
    It's called "Say Something Beautiful"

  • BernardGueit says...

    Hi !

    I start to experiment six months ago, to realize some video poems with my own texts. I used to read my poems, in small shows, sometimes with jazz musicians, so i buy a small tape-recorder and now my poems are on line.

    It makes me thinking that it is a sort of "Art singulier"


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