photo: Valérie Massadian
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Radcliffe Fellows Poetry Reading
A reading by this year’s poetry fellows at the Radcliffe Institute, Ross Gay, Alice Lyons and Sarah Howe
Main Lecture Hall, Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138
This is a radio interview (broadcast on Monday Mach 9, 2015) that is loosely based on the talk I gave at Poetry Now in Dun Laoghaire in March 2015.
I am speaking with Vincent Woods, poet, playwright and broadcaster and host of RTE 1 Radio’s hour-long programme Arts Tonight. Vincent and his producer Cliodhna Ni Anluain are wholly dedicated to giving airtime to in-depth arts conversations…Tom Pickard phoned the radio station to thank them after he heard this. Bravo Arts Tonight! And thanks for giving me space to share some thoughts (and voices of some wonderful poets).
Read more about it at commissioning artist Sarah Browne’s webpage on the project. Photo: James Brady.
I’ve written a book on Hollis Frampton’s film Gloria! and what it tells us about lyric poetry’s place in film. This research was done as part of a PhD at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast finished last spring. I’m doing some more work on it now on Frampton’s relationship with Ezra Pound and its impact on his filmmaking. This photo of Frampton was taken by his partner Marion Faller, who died at this time last year.
I gave the keynote talk at Oslopoesi Film, which is a fantastic critical and creative space for poetry and its intersection with film. My talk centred on the problem of voiceover, which I see as an overly used ‘go to’ method for putting poems into cinema. There were presentations by J.P. Sipila (Finland), Marie Silkeberg (Sweden), Steve Roggenbuck (US) among others.
The biannual Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin takes place in a beautiful venue, The Babylon Cinema, and it’s always a fantastic collection of writers, filmmakers, producers, artists and all sorts. This year, I am serving on the jury. Really looking forward to seeing the programme