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 […]
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 best 4-6 minutes long. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]