June 2, 2021 § Leave a comment
The 9th International Video Poetry Festival will begin this Sunday 6th June: an online platform due to the current pandemic restrictions. Normally it is hosted by +the Institute [for Experimental Art] in Athens, Greece. There will be a screening of Ghost, one of my poetry films based on Ledi. Musical score by Hazel Fairbairn.
Shoutout to fellow Canadian film makers whose work will appear at the festival, amongst the 206 video artists from 44 countries!
Mironel de Wilde.
Lina Ramona Vitkauskas.
May 16, 2021 § 2 Comments
May 15, 2021 § Leave a comment
I’m one of the 2 featured readers for our ecopoetry evening at Poets Corner, this Wednesday 19th May @7:30pm. I’ll be screening some new ecopoetry films with original musical scores by Hazel Fairbairn, including “Tardigrade.” [Check out an excerpt from “Tardigrade” on the One Minute Poem feature on Poets Corner’s YouTube channel!].
Our other featured reader will be Adam Dickinson, whose latest book, Anatomic (Coach House Books, 2018) concerns the results of chemical and microbial testing on his body and won the Alanna Bondar Memorial Book Prize from the Association for Literature, Environment, and Culture in Canada.
You can register now for our Zoom virtual poetry reading at: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0qcu-oqTwiHN3Y2F1CmZYgIChv8Gmz7Mto
June 4, 2020 § Leave a comment
I’ll be reading from Ledi next week, Thursday 11th June, from 6 to 7:30pm EST, with Jason Camlot and Avleen K. Mokha for McGill University’s POETRY MATTERS. Part of my reading will include the first instalment of a poetry film of Ledi, “Integument,” with original music by Hazel Fairbairn.
To register for this event, please visit: https://www.mcgill.ca/poetrymatters/registration.
December 1, 2019 § Leave a comment
1 December 2019.
Below zero. Frost on the ground. Bog sheathed in ice. A dark eyed junco dead at the edge of the forest, ice crystals growing on head and wing.
Listening to this ethereal recording by my friend Hazel and her UK poet friend Moff.
Moff Skellington – vocals, noises and percussion
Hazel Fairbairn – strings and fx
German Shepherd Records
Recorded in Vancouver and Abstercot
Release Date: 29 November 2019