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Frame to Frames: Your Eyes Follow – finalists, PROGRAMME and judges for the poetry film prize in LYRA 2022


                        LYRA 2022 is fast approaching and the theme this year is Breaking Boundaries: New Worlds. On 3rd April at the historical location of the SS Great Britain (in a theatre not the ship itself!) Helen Dewbery of Elephant’s Footprint will be curating a […]


Angel Guinda sad news – dedication to him for Versopolis screening on February 4th


Unfortunately, I bring some very sad news – Aragonese poet Ángel Guinda passed away this weekend (Zaragoza 1948 – Madrid 29 January 2022). Charles Olsen, who worked with him, describes him as ‘a poet, friend and inspiration, both in his poetry and his way of being’. He says that ‘Ángel always had a lovely twinkle in […]


Fotogenia – Delluc Avant Garde prizewinner Ian Gibbins in Conversation with Laura Bianco


I was so very pleased that as a juror for FOTOGENIA festival, Mexico City this year, I selected The Life we Live is not Life Itself by Australian filmmaker Ian Gibbins and Greek poet Tasos Sagris (and produced by +the Institute for Experimental Arts, 2021) for the DELLUC Avant Garde prize. Although all the films […]


Selfie with Marilyn WINS FIRST PRIZE at Maldito Video Poetry Festival, Albacete, Spain


Totally blown away – Selfie with Marilyn has won First Prize at Maldito festival, Spain! Congratulations to the wonderful poet Heidi Seaborn, and to the shining lights Hatti (Marilyn) and Georgie (stills) Rees xxx Marilyn is over the moon!!! She purrs ‘Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely […]


Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of Losing / John D. Scott and the Art of Winning


It is a joy to read, listen to, and watch poets and be transported by poetry films but when a poetry filmmaker takes up the challenge of working in documentary form on one of the leading poets of our times, this is clearly cause for celebration. The premiere of Elizabeth Bishop and the Art of […]


In-depth Interview with ST by Genia Daniels of Artlitlab and the Midwest Video Poetry Festival


Very big thanks to Genia Daniels – Director of the Midwest Video Poetry Festival for her in-depth interview on my work, for the ALL Review section https://artlitlab.org/all-review of the online arts magazine https://artlitlab.org. It covers questions on video poetic practice, background and Selfie with Marilyn (with poem by Heidi Seaborn from the prizewinning collection). Good […]