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Hollie McNish – Touch

 

On my birthday I found this spoken word gem from Hollie McNish about turning off the techno porn for some real touching. 

Check out Hollie’s fabulous body of work on her YouTube page here.

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Billy Collins – Anthology

Time  15:13

It is World Poetry Day, so to celebrate I’m putting up a wonderful, entertaining, touching 2012 TED presentation given by Billy Collins, ex-American Poet Laureate.

See another version of Billy’s popular poem The Dead here.

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Typophile 5

Time  3:37

I’m into stop-motion these days. Probably because I’m trying to do it!

Typographer Brent Barson and his students at Brigham Young Uni animate the 5 senses – using no CGI.

See how the team did it here.

More about the Typophile Film Fest here.

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Todd Alcott – Television

Time  1:40

Film maker Beth Fulton uses Todd Alcott’s reading of his own poem, Television, to striking effect. Todd wrote the piece as a comission for a show on (surprise) television. He wondered if a TV could talk what would it say…

More from writer Todd on his blog here.

More from film maker Beth here.

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A Painful Glimpse into My Writing Process

Time  1:44

Frantic, funny, fabulous!

Film maker Chel White nails the cacophony in a writer’s mind. See more of his brilliant work here.

Verse by Scott Poole. From his website (here) read his poem For the Brother I Never Had here.

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Milner Place – Hell for Leather

Time  1:48

Poignant verse, superb filming – film poetry at its finest.

More from poet Milner Place here.

More shorts from film maker David Wharton here.

… Read the poem

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Tony Walsh – I Can Write a Rainbow

Time  3:33

Winner Viral Verse Favourite
Version Film Fest
Manchester 2009

 

A burst of colourful love.

More from UK performance poet Tony Walsh here.

Film maker Christine Flannery does John Cooper Clark here.

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When I Am Dead, My Dearest

Time  1:08

Rossetti’s masterpiece recited by the sublime Brigitte Bordeau.

More poetry from Rossetti here.

More films films Iblamepoetry here.

… Read the poem

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