Poetry on the Street

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Poetry on the Street in Kharkiv, Ukraine with Iryna Shuvalova.

I don’t understand Russian (or is it Ukrainian?) but I was captivated by this video – the impassioned poet shouting her truth ignored like street noise in a busy world.

See more from the fascinating project жінка Women 3000 here.

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Regine Deforges

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A romantic and insightful tribute (irregardless if you speak French) to editor and author Regine Deforges.

This clip is a trailer for Sasha Shagi’s film about the ‘high priestess of erotic French literature’ commissioned for Woman 3000. See the full 16 min version here.

See another wonderful film from Sasha Shagi Crocodiles in Tights here.

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Haiku by Ryokan

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A great example of how ‘video’ in video poetry can add unexpected depth to words and experience.

A  contributor at the Moving Poems Forum, poet Ren Powell, explained: “I really enjoyed the hyper-awareness of my own attention span – thinking how much I enjoy watching things in nature really and how little time I give to it… then the haiku makes me laugh – while I have been enjoying the view a thief has robbed me.”

More from Japanese poet Ryokan here.

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Muppet rap

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Bip Bippadotta and the Anything Muppets spit a rhyme.

Muppets tackle Bohemian Rhapsody here.

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Hunter S. Thompson’s Suicide Note

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Hunter’s poetic last note read by Nick Nolte for TV documentary Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride: Hunter S. Thompson on Film.

See the trailer here.

Hunter in his brilliance here.

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Welcome to Viral Verse!


Hi, I’m Vanessa.

Under the banner of Viral Verse I make all sorts of videos. The subjects are diverse but the thread that binds is my love for verse.

Scroll through the posts below which include videos from the web that I love, as well as my own. If you wish to see the videos I’ve made, please choose ‘My Videos’ from the menu above.

On the carousel above you’ll find a selection of my own videos.

Well that’s the basic floor plan, please call me if you need anything – viralverse@gmail.com.




The Rise of Wiggo: Tour History of Bradley Wiggins


My most popular and perhaps best cycling video. I started watching professional cycling about the same time Team Sky (now called Sky Pro Cycling) started up. I watched Bradley fail, then rise, then fall, only to rise again. His brilliant win of the Paris – Nice race in March 2012 inspired me to follow my own dreams no matter the set backs.

I made the video in the hope that people who did not follow cycling would see his struggle the way I saw it, be moved the way I was – and hopefully enjoy 8 minutes of brilliant cycling.

Here’s a blog devoted to Bradley Wiggins Videos.

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Fable – Howie Good


A tribute to my amazing brother, Lindsay, who died this year. This is the longer tribute I made for friends and family.

I made this abridged version for a poetry competition on Moving Poems - a fabulous website showcasing the best video poetry on the web. I received an honourable mention. See here.

See Howie Good’s blog here

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