• Poetry
  • Poetry Film
  • Geopoetics
  • Videopoetry
  • Film Poetry
  • Intermedia
  • Screen Poetry
  • Ekphrastic Poetry Films
  • Family History
  • Ecopoetry Films
  • Translation
  • Performance and Subjectivity


The Poetics of Poetry Film

The Poetics of Poetry Film https://www.intellectbooks.com/the-poetics-of-poetry-film published by Intellect Books (May 2021), is described by the publishers as: ‘The first book of its kind, it classifies the different types of poetry film, shedding light on the fast-growing genre and citing works from poetry filmmakers worldwide. A ground-breaking industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing as well as poetry film-makers.’ [412 pages, 60 col., 20 b/w illus].

Sarah Tremlett interviewed by Dr Meriel Lland for REELpoetry 2021


Poetry film-maker, poet and theorist Sarah Tremlett is interviewed by author and poetry film-maker Dr Meriel Lland, on her leading reference work The Poetics of Poetry Film – Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection (April, 2021), In this revealing interview Lland brings to light some of the key questions raised; both in  creating such a large work, but also how Tremlett’s thinking develops around subjects such as time, lyric voice, subjectivity, the remediation of the page poem, and audio-visual philosophical practice. The book equally interweaves historical and contemporary facts with numerous artists’ voices, discussing their personal approaches to poetry film, film poetry and videopoetry today. Selected films are also screened.

Author Comments

I am so pleased to finally be able to share this book with everyone interested in poetry film. It has taken a long time to arrive, but this is because I spent a long time researching the different genres and art forms that feed into poetry film, as well as following the way that poetry film has developed in the last five years. I feel so very lucky to have so many valuable contributors, not least the two leading authors – Thomas Zandegiacomo del Bel from ZEBRA who has given an in-depth account of international poetry filmmakers who have exhibited in ZEBRA, and also a fascinating and revealing set of interviews with Spanish video poets by leading poetry filmmaker Charles Olsen. I have thanked everyone in the book but special mention must go to the contemporary pioneers of the field, such as Marc Neys, Alastair Cook and Dave Bonta; also leading videopoet Tom Konyves and I must especially thank Enzo Minarelli who, with his own manifesto of PolyPoetry, originated some years ago, has given an elucidating view of orality and the word in video poetry today.


Online interview with Sarah Tremlett by Dr Rebecca Kosick from Bristol Poetry Institute on April 21st 6–7 p.m. as part of LYRA Poetry Festival, Bristol. This will be a really interesting event so, as LYRA is online this year please come along. Tickets are available from www.lyrafest.com and the event is promoted in the ‘other events’ section of the catalogue; or from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/in-conversation-with-sarah-tremlett-the-poetics-of-poetry-film-tickets-146316788453

I will be sharing aspects of the book through the forthcoming months so keep a look out for upcoming events and if online, please do join in the conversation!

Enjoy the book 🙂