It's been a long time since I posted. I appreciate you all for hanging around. Check out my work from spring quarter last year - I made three poetry videos - one in collaboration with another student. It was an exciting time. I know some of you have seen these already, but I wanted to make sure I posted news of them here.
First up - "Come the Apocalypse"
I wrote this poem about a high school friend who committed suicide when
we were about 39 or 40. I didn't know this friend that well in high
school and never saw him again after graduation. High school was a hard
time that I know many of us thought we would not survive. Having
survived, it was easy to think it would all get easier, but
not for Rod.
made another poetry video that I never found a title for. I should have
just named it for its first line, but I thought it was too long. It's a
true story from when I was 20 years old and lived in Seattle. "I Think I Met The Green River Killer" I have to thank Morgan Pappas for starring in my video. She was great.
The last poetry video, or cinépoem, as we actually called them, is titled "Here."
This was an inspiring project where my collaborator and I made a list
of words and shot some random video clips, and then put the two
together. We aren't trying to tell a story, but rather allow the viewer
to do the meaning making. Our projects all needed to fall under the
themes of social justice and sustainability, so that and length were the
only constraints we brought to this piece.
I'm working on more video poems. You can see them here when I do. Let me know what you think! Leave a comment here or on Vimeo. I would love to hear from you.