18 August 2010

Poetry in Motion II: More poetry

Some of the other poets were out of the slam poetry school -- great performers, big on stage, very emotional. Out of the six, one of my favorites was this one, by Susie Q. Smith.

Incidentally, the video's a good illustration of a sort of default approach to working with poetry on film. A voice under of the poem, plus images that relate to or expand (or which could contradict) the movement of the poem itself.

Susie Q. Smith is a wonderful performer of her work as well; you should see her live if you get a chance.

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