Motionpoems will unveil Season 5 in the luxurious cinema at The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis on May 22, 2014, at 6:30 and 8pm.
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Both screenings are free! Our emcee: MPR movie maven Stephanie Curtis! Meet the poets and filmmakers, and join the after-party!
Read the Poem
It's poetry for the movie-lover in you!
A motionpoem is a short film adaptation of a contemporary poem.
Co-founded by a filmmaker and a poet in 2008, Motionpoems Inc is an ambitious nonprofit production company in Minneapolis whose mission is to broaden the audience for poetry.
We give dynamite poems to dynamite filmmakers ... and step back. The resulting blasts go out monthly—free to our subscribers—and are felt around the world. We partner with the best publishers in the field. We work with Pulitzer Prize winning poets, major motion picture companies, and early-career artists alike.
Our films (all in glorious hi-def) screen at festivals, cinemas, libraries, museums, bookstores, and schools. Our new public art program brings multimedia poetry experiences to the street.
We do it because we love it.
Motionpoems Season 5 (premiering May 22 at the Walker Art Center) is presented in partnership with:
Alaska Quarterly Review
American Poetry Review
Best American Poetry 2013
Copper Canyon Press
The Iowa Review
The Poetry Foundation
Sorry ... Our current strategy is to partner with outstanding poetry publishers and choose poems from forthcoming titles. It's how we maximize each motionpoem's relevance to the field. Plus, we just don't have the staff to read submissions.
But support us, and subscribe, and when our policies change, you'll be the first to know!
STEFAN LESSARD of the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND | ALICIA REECE of NEIGHBOR | CHRIS JOPP of OPEN WINDOW | ARAN QUIN, ROB PIETRE and JEFF DATES of THE MILL | RICHARD JOHNSON | ROB PEREZ | PABLO DELCAN | ANGELLA KASSUBE of HDMG | GEORGIA TRIBUIANI of PSYOP | WILL CAMPBELL & WILL JOHNSON of GENTLEMAN SCHOLAR | LAURENT BARTHELEMY | NOAH DORSEY | JENS MEBES, CAROLYN FIGEL, and ANDREW MONTAGUE of MPC | JOHN AKRE | SAM HOOLIHAN | JULIAN WAYSER | EVAN HOLM | more
ALBERT GOLDBARTH | ALEX LEMON | STEPHEN DUNN | MARK WUNDERLICH | PETER JAY SHIPPY | NATHAN ANDERSON | JOHN KOETHE | DORA MALECH | LAURA KASISCHKE | DAVID HERNANDEZ | VICTORIA KELLY | MARK KRAUSHAAR | MATTHEW ZAPRUDER | SEAN HILL | CIRCE MAIA | W.S. MERWIN | more
POETS: Erin Belieu, Marvin Bell, Robert Bly, Todd Boss, Tishani Doshi, Robert Gibb, Dobby Gibson, K. A. Hays, Bob Hicok, Jane Hirshfield, L. S. Klatt, Maxine Kumin, David Lehman, James Longenbach, Eireann Lorsung, Bridget Lowe, Thomas Lux, Freya Manfred, David Mason, Tim Nolan, Eric Pankey, Mark Strand, Dag Straumsvag, David Wagoner, Richard Wilbur, Leila Wilson, Dean Young
VIDEO ARTISTS: Babe Elliott Baker, Emma Burghardt, Antonio Cicarelli, Juan Delcan, John Eickholt, Faith Eskola, David P. Hanson, Tom Jacobsen, Angella Kassube, Deb Kirkeeide, Joanna Kohler, Scott Olson, Jay Orff, Mark Rubbo, Jeff Saunders, Amy Schmitt, Adam Tow, Monika Umba, Matt Van Ekeren, Scott Wenner, Greg Winter
CLICK HERE to get a new motionpoem each month ... FREE.
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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