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Poetry Films and Makers

2023 – My Head is the Earth –Time, Poetry and the Poetry Film – Csilla Toldy


I would like to begin 2023 thinking about how poets share their responses to our ecological world situation, the planet and poetry and consequent approach to time and place. In Axis Mundi  (commissioned by the Centre for Creative Practices), Hungarian writer and poetry filmmaker Csilla Toldy, (based in Northern Ireland), has brought together voices from […]


Utility Pole – Behind the Scenes of a Masterful, Binaural Ecopoetry Film


  I am very pleased to share details on this important ecopoetry film.  Utility Pole is a poetry film collaboration between two leading Canadian poetry filmmakers: Vancouver’s current Poet Laureate Fiona Tinwei Lam and award-winning poetry filmmaker Mary McDonald. I have known Mary as a good friend for some time, and she was one of the judges […]


Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran – a ‘blackbird’ masterclass in making poetry films


As many people in the poetry film world will know, Americans Pamela Falkenberg and Jack Cochran (Outlier Moving Pictures) are the masters of the activist ecopoetry film. Recently, I have been lucky enough to get to know them better, and I am excited to say they will be writing articles for Liberated Words, as and […]


Greenspin Helen Moore and Howard Vause


  Nominated for best music and editing in Liberated Words 2013. Ecopoet Helen Moore and digital artist Howard Vause (also LW workshop team) were one of the first collaborators to really address through poetry film the greenwashing we have been receiving since the 1970s.  


Fugitive Creatures by Meriel Lland


    Influenced by the writings of spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh and current scientific research into biophilia, Meriel Lland’s film-poetry explores human and non-human interactions and interdependencies. Thich Nhat Hanh said: “Real change will only happen when we fall in love with our planet. Only love can show us how to live in harmony […]


I Cannot be Human


Words and Performance: Sarah Tremlett Rabbit: Duchess Camera: Hatti Rees Editing: Sarah Tremlett Portrait of Sarah Tremlett: Hatti Rees Music: esistnichtsoernst and imaginaryband, freesound.org Charles Olsen – http://charlesolsen.es; 2021 and 2022 Rest in Peace beautiful Duchess       I Cannot be Human is about the human / animal relationship on both a personal and […]