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The Poetics of Poetry Film in DCAC conference, Corfu


Very pleased to say my presentation on TPOPF – voice and narrative - is part of The Digital Culture and Audiovisual Challenges conference, Corfu on the 13 and 14th May. A big thank you to the organisers of the conference which is part of the 15th Audiovisual Arts Festival there.…

Shiku - new poetry film collective in Bristol


Really pleased to introduce a new poetry film collective in Bristol. Sebastian Lewis connected me up and they are having a screening on May 5th at Strange Brew – sounds really interesting, so take a look. I won't be able to get there as I was given Dylan Moran tickets…

POPF nominated for Kraszna-Krausz Award


 My publishers, Intellect Books, have put forward The Poetics of Poetry Film for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards in the moving image category. I am really honoured to be in the running, and feel pleased on behalf of everyone who has contributed, and look forward to the imminent announcement of the…

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GREAT REVIEW of POETRY FILM presentations at LYRA


Lucy English has just sent me a really comprehensive review of Helen Dewbery's and my own poetry film presentations at LYRA last Sunday. It is a really interesting piece of writing – we were interviewed after the event and I was wondering how it would turn out. So here it…

La Scapigliata wins the first Frame to Frames : Your Eyes Follow prize at LYRA 2022


So pleased to announce that the La Scapigliata : the Woman with the Dishevelled Hair has won the first Frame to Frames : Your Eyes Follow ekphrastic poetry film prize at LYRA poetry festival, Bristol. It was based on the painting La Scapigiliata by Leonardo da Vinci (1506–1508) with poem by…

Wonderful Review of The Poetics of Poetry Film in JULIET art magazine by Enzo Minarelli


  A great article on The Poetics of Poetry Film by leading experimental Italian poet Enzo Minarelli in longstanding, contemporary art magazine – JULIET. I received a copy of the magazine the other day and it looks beautifully printed in the flesh, with some really interesting observations by Enzo. The article…

Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow – finalists, PROGRAMME and judges for the poetry film prize in LYRA 2022


                        LYRA 2022 is fast approaching and the theme this year is Breaking Boundaries: New Worlds. On 3rd April at the historical location of the SS Great Britain (in a theatre not the ship itself!) Helen Dewbery of Elephant's…

REELpoetry 2022 – 25–27 February 'Better than ever before'


Congratulations to Fran Sanders and her team in Houston for organising this richly programmed hybrid (first day live, the rest mainly online) poetry film festival this year. From poetry film curations and open mic performances by the deaf and hard of hearing (Willy Conley, Sabina England, Meridith Gray) to individual artists'…