POETRY FILM NIGHT presents Alastair Cook
To complete our Poetry Film Night, we have the master of poetry film making – Alastair Cook.
We have chosen Amerika (The Man Who Disappeared)
It was three years in the making, with new writing by twenty of the world’s best poets, sountracked by composer Luca Nasciutia and read by poet Rachel McCrum – screens worldwide from Autumn 2016. New ekphrasis work by poets John Glenday, Vicki Feaver, Stevie Ronnie, Janie McKie, Brian Johnstone, Jo Bell, Andrew Philip, Linda France, Dave Bonta, Angela Readman, Michael Vandebril, Gerard Rudolf, George Szirtes, Emily Dodd, Ian Duhig, Rachel McCrum, Robert Peake, Polly Rowena Atkin, Pippa Little and Vona Groarke.
Treat yourself to the full screen, get comfortable, sit back and relax.
POETRY FILM NIGHT presents Kei Miller
This is poetry and poet on film really. Another favourite poet of mine, Kei Miller, who I was fortunate to watch and meet at Swindon Poetry Festival 2015.
Let us start with the interview.
And now for a poem.
POETRY FILM NIGHT presents Pablo Neruda
One of my favourite poets Pablo Neruda comes next in our poetry film night. There are several films on this post.
Three innovative new films – RANT * RAVE * RIFF. Poema 20 was written in 1924 by Pablo Neruda. The poem is recited in its native Spanish by Carlos Alfaro and includes English subtitles translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin. Perhaps one of Neruda’s most beautiful love poems Poema 20 comes to life with classic footage of Rudolph Valentino.
The next poem is ‘And Now You’re Mine’.
And finally ‘I Like For You to be Still’
POETRY FILM NIGHT presents Shane Koyczan
Starting off the Poetry Film Night is this video from Shane Koyczan.
I was lucky enough to see him perform at Hit The Ode in 2014, he is an amazing man. This poetry film is part of To This Day Project, confronting bullying.
“My experiences with violence in schools still echo throughout my life but standing to face the problem has helped me in immeasurable ways.
Schools and families are in desperate need of proper tools to confront this problem. This piece is a starting point.” – Shane