Something very fascinating and exciting happens when you mix poetry with moving images and sound. I like the idea that poetry films are not poems or films, but something different altogether.
Instead of the fast cuts and constantly changing views that we're used to, it can be really compelling to stay with just one thing – a thing as simple as light on water – as the poem plays out. A whole tiny world glimmering with atmosphere and portent; so much more than the sum of its parts.
Here is a selection – click on the thumbnails to view.
everything is poetry – selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014
The hours of darkness – featuring found text from in-flight announcements and posters on public transport. Selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014.
high voltage acts of kindness – in collaboration with photographer & videographer Rooney; featuring found text from mass communications on the London Underground. Longlisted for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2012; shortlisted for the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition 2013; selected for Filmpoem Festival 2014.