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.