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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),…

Poets with a Video Camera: Videopoetry 1980–2020 – some overviews


  Sadly Poets with a Video Camera exhibition curated by Tom Konyves at Surrey Art Gallery, Vancouver ended on December 11th.  The symposium almost didn't happen, since a storm cut out the electricity the night before, but due to the quick-thinking and resourcefulness of the curators the whole event was…

The Women's Canvas – A Festival of Films


The Women’s Canvas – A Festival of Films (16th–19th December) is based in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.  Run by women for women, with local and international filmmakers, they ‘reward the accomplishments of like-minded filmmakers who aim to create interesting and boundary-pushing content’. Women in any aspect of film production are…

REELpoetry, February 2023, ecopoetry presentation, & still time to submit


REELpoetry, based in Houston, Texas and online will be with us once again February 24–26, 2023. There is still time to submit for the festival by the 19th not 15th of December, which isn’t themed this year, and entries are given prizes for the best film under four minutes and the…

FOTOGENIA, Mexico City, is back!


For a full week this year, Fotogenia festival (who I partner with at Liberated Words) and directed by leading curator Dr Chris Patch, is running from November 23rd to December 1st. At https://www.fotogeniafilmfestival.org/en it is now in its fourth edition and is packed with a broad and eclectic selection of international…

MALDITO 2–6 November, Albacete, Spain


So pleased to announce that Maldito festival in Albacete, Spain is here again, and looks to have a really versatile and compelling curation programme. I am very proud to say that it includes my interview (translated into Spanish and English) on The Poetics of Poetry Film and videopoetry with Javier…

Sarah Tremlett interviewed by Dr Tereza Stehlíková – from Marinetti to Danny Boyle – Tangible Territory 4 & The Poetics of Poetry Film


Issue 4 of leading avant-garde art journal Tangible Territory came out recently https://tangibleterritory.art/journal/issue-4-content/poetics-of-poetry-film/ and I am humbled to say I am included amongst a rich collection of writers with their fingers on the cultural pulse (for example, digital media theorist Lev Manovich, also quoted in TPOPF). In terms of subject matter,…

Poems by Poetry Filmmakers in San Francisco – Marc Zegans and Sarah Tremlett


Marc Zegans and I will be sharing poems and poetry films on Thursday November 10th at Adobe Books in San Francisco. Thank you so much Prasant! Marc has an exciting and topical new collection out, Lyon Street (on San Francisco itself), which is a wonderful and really evocative read, with…

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


  [embed]http://vimeo.com/581948900[/embed] 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…