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.


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.


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


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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