Filmpoesie

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Scottish Poetry Library

5 Crichton's Close

Canongate, United Kingdom

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In partnership with Maison de la poésie de Montréal. Funded by the British

Council and Gouvernement du Quebec via Connexions Quebec-UK.

 

The origins of the ‘filmpoem’ stretch back to 1936 and Night

Mail, Watt and Bright’s collaboration with W.H. Auden. Since

then, the likes of Tony Harrison, John Cooper Clarke and Alice

Oswald have made filmpoems. The Quebec-Scotland Filmpoesie

Project brings together poets from Scotland – Rachel McCrum

and Calum Rodger – and from Quebec – Jonathan Lamy and

Geneviève Gosselin-G – to create a series of intricately linked

filmpoems. The evening will include a screening of the films, live

performances from the poets, a discussion around traditions

of filmpoetry in contemporary Quebec and Scotland, and the

translation of poetry to film in different languages.

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