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Videopoetry Vidéopoésie pdf available here from Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas

Canadians Valerie LeBlanc and Daniel H. Dugas have kindly allowed me to promote the bilingual pdf of their extraordinary work Videopoetry Vidéopoésie which was published by Small Walker Press in 2020. With the advent of COVID turning our world upside down I think this powerful overview of their work (at over 400 pages) bears a second look. It celebrates and chronicles the careers of two pioneers of videopoetry collections (working since the 1980s) and for those new to the field shares the background to writing poetry with video, as well as including stills to accompany the poems often in relation to major ecological projects.

Apart from anything else the design is  faultless.  Each element, whether poetic text, image, short prose, or related quotations, inhabits a great sense of space, and indicates the time and commitment they gave to producing such a beautiful object. The reader not only reads but enjoys the visual surface and the breaks that are afforded between engaging in thoughtful consideration.

Lucy English and I also contributed to the book, and I am looking forward to seeing more of their work which I hope will continue for many many years to come. 🙂