Elihu Vedder-783286

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Several of these readings are an exploration of the “Poem Film”.

I find most poem films detract from the words by illustrating the verse.  I therefore evolved the notion of the “constant moving image” – as being most appropriate for poetry.

This is an image (such as the waves breaking on a shore) that keeps repeating itself – so it does move, but at the same time it remains the same.  I think the constancy enables the listener to pay full attention to the words of the poem – since, as far as the image is concerned, nothing changes.

All the poem films on this page evolved from this notion except for the reading from “Silent Highway” – which is simply a record of my introduction to the poem and a brief reading at the launch on Blackfriars Bridge in 2014.


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