The Poetics of Poetry Film

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Set to generate and influence discussions in the field for years to come, this is an encyclopaedic work on the ever-evolving genre of poetry film. It will set the benchmark for all subsequent works on the subject. As well as being the first book of its kind, this will be a multi-platform project, with users to view the poetry films on a related website and an app planned to accompany the book. 

Poetry films are a genre of short film, usually combining the three main elements: the poem as verbal message; the moving film image and diegetic sounds; and additional non-diegetic sounds or music, which create a soundscape. This book examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, film poetry and video poetry, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time.

Provides an introduction to the emergence and history of poetry film in a global context, defining and debating terms both philosophically and materially. Examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time. Includes interviews, analysis and a rigorous and thorough investigation of the poetry film from its origins to the present. This is a very important, groundbreaking work on film poetry. The ideas discussed here are of great importance, and the diversity and breadth of the volume is especially impressive and very useful. This book brings together in one place crucial ideas and information for practitioners, students and academics, and is clearly and accessibly written. 

Including over 40 contributors and showcasing the work of an international array of practitioners, this will be an industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing, as well as poetry filmmakers.  It explores working practices, processes of collaboration and the mechanisms which make these possible. It also reveals the network of festivals disseminating and theorizing poetry film and presents a compelling bibliography.

'The Poetics of Poetry Film is an encyclopaedic, groundbreaking work on the ever-evolving art of the poetry film. In this book, Sarah Tremlett examines the formal characteristics of the poetic in poetry film, film poetry and video poetry, particularly in relation to lyric voice and time.

Tremlett brings together in one place crucial ideas and information for practitioners, students and academics, and sets the emergence and history of poetry film in its proper global context, defining and debating terms both philosophically and materially. Showcasing the work of an international array of practitioners, The Poetics of Poetry Film includes interviews, analysis and a rigorous investigation of the history of the genre, from its origins to the present. This is an industry bible for anyone interested in poetry, digital media, filmmaking, art and creative writing, as well as poetry filmmakers.'

Sarah Tremlett (MPhil, FRSA, SWIP) is a commissioned poetry filmmaker, writer, artist, arts journalist, and theorist. She is the cofounder of the poetry film organization and online platform Liberated Words CIC, judging and curating international screenings and events.

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Sarah Tremlett

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Paperback - 40 GBP
Ebook - 32 GBP

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412

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Publishing date: 

01/06/2021

ISBN: 

9781789382686

Language: 

English

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