Advancing Backwards is a poetry collection with poems about a man who, nearing forty, and trying to understand how best to move forward, looks back upon his life and captures key moments as poems. There is a YouTube Channel with more of the video poems from this collection, but here are my choices for this site.
In addition, you will also find the video poem "Like So' - selected for screening at the Visible Verse Festival, Vancouver 2013. Furthermore, I have included the video of the stunning dance to one of my poems called "Consequence."
Included here, too, is the video poem "Seismic" - selected for screening at both the Newlyn PZ International Film Festival, April 2020 and the Poetry in Motion event at the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020. Plus, it has recently been selected as a FINALIST at the 3rd Hottomela Film Festival in India, 2021. "Seismic" is from my latest poetry collection called Window Spit.
Also from that collection is "The Letting Go" - selected for screening at the Cadence International VideoPoetry Festival, 2020, and "Party", which is a recent video poem upload.
'The Chosen Few' is an Official Selection at the 9th International Video Poetry Festival, Greece, 2021.
My new poetry video upload is "Distance".
THE CHOSEN FEW - Official Selection 9th International Video Poetry Festival 2021
DISTANCE - a poem about the use of smartphones.
SEISMIC - Selected for the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020; the Newlyn International Film Festival, April 2020; and chosen as a FINALIST at the Hottomela International Film Festival, April, 2021
PIVOT POINT - a poem about a man contemplating the future
NEITHER WILL TOMORROW - a poem about dealing with death - again.
CONSEQUENCE - a poem about why things happen
MEMBERS ONLY - a poem about pain being a relative concept
CONSEQUENCE - the stunning dance to one of my poems
REDUCED TO THIS - a poem about our addiction to smartphones
PARTY- a poem about a poet's fascination with words
THE LETTING GO
- Selected for the Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2020
LIKE SO - selected for the VISIBLE VERSE FESTIVAL, VANCOUVER, 2013
SLAP IN THE FACE - a poem about protecting your heart against love
PAYBACK TIME - a poem about running out of luck
MISSING YOU - a poem about longing
STILL WATERS - a poem about the emptiness of envy
MARRIED TO SHERLOCK - a poem about an overly needy partner