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 manic pace we're used to, it can be really compelling to stay with just one thing as the poem plays out. A whole tiny world glimmering with atmosphere and emotion; so much more than the sum of its parts.
Click on the images to watch the films.
Happiness comes in many forms
There is something wrong with her heart
The questions we all want answers to
The hours of darkness – featuring a found poem sourced from in-flight announcements and posters on public transport. Selected for Filmpoem Festival
The worst thing by far – featuring music by Post War Stories. Selected for 'Financial Consequences' international poetry festival and the Athens International Videopoetry Festival
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; shortlisted for the Ó Bhéal International Poetry-Film Competition; selected for Filmpoem Festival
Liverpool fan – in collaboration with musician and sound artist Pier Bernardi AKA Dedalus.
A boat for sorrow