Poems only half exist as words on a page. A reader brings the other half to life, which is why poems are always looking for readers. Over the years I’ve written jillions of words, and some of those words became poems, and some of those poems became friends and some of those friends became books. Once in a magic while, those books find a reader. So if you’re feeling a tingly feeling right now, it’s probably magic time and you should buy yourself a poetry book.
Love, Darkness, Cinépoems.
Watching a poem is an entirely different experience than reading it on a page. I’ve made quite a few poems into short films called cinépoems over the years, thanks to the help of a whole slew of friends. We made our own costumes, mixed up fake buckets of blood, staked our claim to forests and fields, and shot these mini films with whatever equipment we could get our hands on. Some were much better ideas than others, and some haven’t aged all that well. But every last one has a story to tell. Watch and see what I mean…