The Poetics of Poetry Film (Book)
Film Poetry, Videopoetry, Lyric Voice, Reflection
The Poetics of Poetry Film examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time. The book includes interviews, analysis and a rigorous and thorough investigation of the poetry film, from its origins to the present.
Set to generate future discussions in the field for years to come, The Poetics of Poetry Film is an encyclopaedic work on the ever-evolving genre of poetry film. Tremlett provides an introduction to the emergence and history of poetry film in a global context, defining and debating terms both philosophically and materially. Including over 40 contributors and showcasing the work of an international array of practitioners, this is an industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing, as well as poetry filmmakers.
Poetry films are a genre of short film, usually combining the three main elements of the poem as: verbal message; the moving film image and diegetic sounds; and additional non-diegetic sounds or music, which create a soundscape. In this book, Tremlett examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, film poetry and videopoetry, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time. The volume includes interviews, analysis and a rigorous and thorough investigation of the poetry film, from its origins to the present.
Sarah Tremlett is a poetry filmmaker, writer, artist and arts journalist and theorist. She co-founded the first MIX conference and Liberated Words CIC, a poetry film organization.
Introduction: Poetry, Song, Philosophy – The Combined Lyric Aesthetic
Terminology across Time
Realization and Structure
Voice and Narrative
Time and Mind
Constructing Dynamic Spatio-Temporality
Tonality, Light and Colour
Poet on Screen: Persona and Subjectivity
Part Two: Artists’ Voices
Caleb Parkin and Helmie Stil
Poetry Film and Videopoetry in Portugal and Spain: Alive and Thriving by Charles Olsen
Jordan T. Caylor
Agustín Fernández Mallo
David Argüelles Redondo
Charles Olsen and Lilián Pallares
Marisol Bellusci: Experimental Poetry in Argentina since 1960
Liberated Words: Developing a Poetry Film Festival and Workshops
Helen Moore and Howard Vause: Butterflies Haven Workshop
Part Three: Selected Narrative Forms
Haiku and Haiga
A Documentary Approach to Poetry Film
Dance and Movement
The Ecopoetry Film
Examples of Leading Poetry Film Festivals
This is an encyclopaedic, groundbreaking manuscript on an area of film production that definitely needs more attention, and stands to be the book to surpass for quite some time; the author knows her territory intimately ... It is the most incisive and complete analysis of filmic poetry to date; it’s very diverse, includes women, minorities and transgender filmmakers, and Tremlett's descriptions of the films, and the intent of the filmmaker poets, and is both accessible and clearly written. This is a sharp, up to the minute manuscript on the bleeding edge of film criticism. ... A book exploding with dazzling, evocative images and trenchant analysis.
This is a gem of a book. It brings together in one place crucial ideas and information for practitioner and academic. I wish very much that it had been available when I found my way into videopoetry ... Considering the scope of the subject matter, what has been achieved here in terms of clarifying and anatomizing is remarkable.