POETRY VIDEOS

 

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 Poetry in Motion event at the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020 and the Newlyn PZ International Film Festival,  June 2021. Plus, it has recently been selected as a FINALIST at the 3rd Hottomela Film Festival in India, 2021.  Also, it is an OFFICIAL NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers International Film Festival 2021, Las Vegas. "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 Video Poetry Festival, 2020, as well as the Miracle Makers International Film Festival - 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 - and -  an OFFICIAL NOMINEE at the Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.

My new poetry video upload is "Distance", which is an OFFICIAL SELECTION at the Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas 2021.

 

THE CHOSEN FEW - Official Selection 9th International Video Poetry Festival 2021; Official Nominee, Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.

DISTANCE - a poem about the use of smartphones. Official Selection, Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.

SEISMIC - Selected for the Penzance Literary Festival, July 2020; the Newlyn International Film Festival, June 2021; and chosen as a FINALIST at the  Hottomela International Film Festival, April, 2021; Official Nominee, Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.

PIVOT POINT - a poem about a man contemplating the future.

NEITHER WILL TOMORROW - a poem about dealing with death - again.

CONSEQUENCE - a narrative poem about why things happen.

MEMBERS ONLY - a poem about pain being a relative concept.

CONSEQUENCE - the stunning dance to one of my poems.

PARTY- a poem about a poet's fascination with words.

THE LETTING GO

- Selected for the Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2020; Official Selection, Miracle Makers International Film Festival, Las Vegas, 2021.

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.

REDUCED TO THIS - a poem about our addiction to smartphones.

STILL WATERS - a poem about the emptiness of envy.

MARRIED TO SHERLOCK - a poem about an overly needy partner