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StAnza International Poetry Festival

Events: StAnza 2009


Initiated in 2007, the festival’s film programme is dedicated to showing both filmed poetry – either recordings of past readings or dramatisations of poetry – as well as the cutting edge medium of poetry film. A poetry film or videopoem strives for a symbiotic relationship of images, words, and sound and/or music. It can integrate all the arts – drama, dance, music, graphics and documentary elements. Some of the best poetry films and videopoems use stills, animation, documentary clips as well as abstract computer-generated graphics and narrative.

Wed 18 - Sun 22 March | The Syllabary
Live showing of web site by Peter McCarey (various times)
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Wed 18 - Sun 22 March | Poetry Cinema
Loop showing of films by Tom Leonard, Dina Kafiris, Elmar Kuiper, Malgorzata Kitowski, Heiki Fiedler, Jelle Meander & Pamela Robertson-Pearce.
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Thu 19 March | In Person: 30 Poets
Film by Pamela Robertson-Pearce & Neil Astley
The Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Studio Theatre

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