COME AND TRY OUT YOUR NEW WORK ON US!
Evanston Public Library
Church & Orrington
1:30-4:30 — Room 108
Past leaders and readers and all poets welcome. Drop in, have poems critiqued, and participate in an ongoing discussion of poetry and poetics. Sessions are free* and no registration is required.
Poet, translator, and filmmaker Francesco Levato is the author of three books of poetry: Elegy for Dead Languages; War Rug, a book length documentary poem; and Marginal State. He has translated into English the books of Italian poets Tiziano Fratus, Creaturing, and Fabiano Alborghetti, The Opposite Shore. His work has been published internationally in journals and anthologies, both in print and online, including Drunken Boat, The Progressive, Versal, and many others. His cinépoetry has been exhibited in galleries and featured at film festivals in Berlin, Chicago, New York, and elsewhere.
While writing about the New Criticism in the introduction to American Hybrid Cole Swensen commented on its “demand that the poem be a worked object of art.” The comment was in reference to a hybridity of poetic forms and intended mainly for the poem as it exists on the page, but what of a poem that exists elsewhere, and whose form is subject to the digital space it inhabits? In this workshop we will be exploring one of those forms, cinépoetry. Also known as videopoems, or poetry films, cinépoetry explores the intersection of cinematic and poetic expression through the marriage of spoken and written texts, audio effects and music, and animation and film.
Bring 20 or more copies (no longer than two pages) of work you want critiqued.
*$5 – $10 donation appreciated
This project has been partially supported by a grant from Poets & Writers, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.