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Motherland: a San Francisco State of Mind – Sarah Tremlett visits the city and Lyon Street by Marc Zegans

Motherland – a San Francisco State of Mind : Lyon Street by Marc Zegans (shadowed by Herman Berlandt)  a roving reader’s report by Sarah Tremlett A year ago this month saw the publication of American poet Marc Zegan’s milestone work – Lyon Street – an elegy to a city, and memories of times past, still […]

JÁ–FEST – theatre and poetry film – a revealing insider’s view from Janet Lees

I am so pleased and proud to showcase this very special insiders account of Lisbon-based JÁ–FEST – a theatre-based festival including poetry films. This is a rich and comprehensive report,  with links to events and interviews by invited judge and workshop leader Janet Lees –  recognized for her contribution to poetry film. Although the festival […]

The Metaphysical World Where I Live – Lois P. Jones in-depth interview (winning film Frame to Frames I)

An important update to this year’s edition of Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow ekphrastic poetry film screening and competition has been the inclusion of a memorable poem on Ana Segovia’s festival painting by leading American poets Lois P. Jones and Elena K. Byrne (known for her extensive ekphrastic collection If This Makes You Nervous. […]

Marc Zegans: Dada, Cage and Burroughs – a review of Borrowed Words – cut-up poetry by Peter Wortsman

About 15 years ago now I was deeply immersed in concrete and visual poetry, dipping in and out of the Futurists, Surrealists and Dadaists and the joy of cut-ups (découpé in French). Periodically this concept enters the poetry film world as in the now famous and leading work by American Dave Richardson – Love’s River […]

Frame to Frames update: Lois P. Jones & Elena K. Byrne – powerful ekphrastic competition poem

Leading American poets Lois P. Jones and Elena K. Byrne have teamed up to compose an arresting ekphrastic poem on the festival painting Huapango Torero by Ana Segovia, for Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow ekphrastic poetry film competition this year. The event will be screened as part of FOTOGENIA festival in Mexico City 23 […]

Narratives of Climate Crisis – The British Library and MIX, Janet Lees, Csilla Toldy and Sarah Tremlett

[Notes by Sarah Tremlett on climate crisis and the aesthetics of climate change, including participant presentations from Csilla Toldy and Janet Lees (unable to attend), at MIX conference, The British Library, July 7th, 2023. Also featuring an in-depth conversation with climate activist, poet and extractive scientist John Bolland adding some vital context to the discussion. […]