Poetry + Video is a touring program of video poems from around the world. An hour-long collection, it surveys diverse contemporary expressions of this hybrid form. A wide range of approaches includes: screen adaptations of page poetry, prose poetry, videos from found text and media, animations, poetic cinema, text-on-screen, and spoken word.

The program is designed to be highly portable, and easily obtainable on request to screening spaces in any location. It is available to cultural groups and organisations internationally during 2019-20.

Video poetry is a genre of film-making with origins reaching far back into cinema history, especially within the areas of the experimental and avant garde. Beyond this, it is a modern manifestation of poetry itself, which began in ancient time as an oral form, and has been adapting and evolving with new technologies ever since.

Poetry + Video includes film-makers and writers at different levels of experience and reputation, from the most prolific, enduring and highly-regarded practitioners in experimental and poetry film-making, to newer artists with fresh and distinctive styles. Designed for audiences interested in literature, film and education, the program offers reward to anyone curious about ways of expressing word, image and sound.

Curator & Manager

Marie Craven is a film-maker in Queensland, Australia, who has been making shorts for 35 years. Her work has exhibited extensively at international festivals and events, and gathered several awards. She creates video poems collaboratively, with writers, musicians and other artists around the world. Over the decades, she has been a teacher at universities, technical colleges and community centres, a reviewer of films and books, an arts administrator, and programmer. At the end of 2018, she judged the inaugural Atticus Review Videopoem Contest. She is co-editor, with Dave Bonta, of Moving Poems, the world's major website for nurturing and expanding awareness of the video poetry genre.

For more information about the Poetry + Video program, videos and artists, see here.

For information about the logistics of screening the Poetry + Video program in your location, see here.

To make email contact with curator, Marie Craven, click here.
For their contributions, advice and assistance, thanks to:
Alison Pridham, Ari Raijas, Bill Mousoulis, Brendan Bonsack, Brian Short, Britta Thurfjell, Bronwen Manger, Caroline Rumley, Chris Luscri, Claudia Larose-Bell, Darko Duilo, Dave Bonta, David Quiles Guilló, Eduardo Yagüe, Fiona Tinwei Lam, Francesca Guiliani, Gemma Grist, Helen Dewbery, Ian Gibbins, Jackson, Jane Glennie, Karen Dawson, Kathryn Darnell, Lino Mocerino, Liran Shachar, Lois P. Jones, Lori Ersolmaz, Lucia Sellars, Lucy English, Luigi Starace, Maria Vella, Marc Neys, Martin Kelly, Matt Hetherington, Matt Mullins, Mike Hoolboom, Nigel Wells, Pam Falkenberg, Paul Casey, R.W. Perkins, Sanket Shrestha, Sissy Doutsiou, Sylvia Toy St Louis, Vicky Mousoulis, the film-makers, writers and their collaborators.