HIRSHFIELD | OLSON & SAUNDERS | “The Cloudy Vase”

“The old clearness” leaps from Jane Hirshfield’s haiku-like poem into this motionpoem by Scott Olson and Jeff Saunders.

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HICOK | KOHLER | “Having intended to merely pick on an oil company, the poem goes awry.”

Bob Hicok’s invective against British Petroleum becomes an indictment of his own consumptive habits, but documentary filmmaker Joanna Kohler sets him straight in the end.

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STRAND | DELCAN | “Poem of the Spanish Poet”

Filmed partly in the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s New York apartment, Juan Delcan’s film blends animation and live-action footage, in the last months before Mark Strand moved to Spain.

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WILBUR | ESKOLA | “Ecclesiastes 11:1″

Filmmaker Faith Eskola’s five-year-old daughter gives voice to this poem by 90-year-old Pulitzer Prize winning poet Richard Wilbur.

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BELIEU | SCHMITT | “When at a Certain Party in NYC”

Jazz, and a male voice-over, lend a hard-boiled tone to Erin Belieu’s poem in this “halfheartedly exploding” motionpoem by Amy Schmitt.

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LOWE | KASSUBE | “The Pilgrim Is Bridled and Bespectacled”

Visual artist Angella Kassube was inspired to re-envision, in joyous colors, poet Bridget Lowe’s grounded prayer for sight and insight.

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HAYS | BURGHARDT | “Just As, After a Point, Job Cried Out”

By layering transparent and translucent images, animator Emma Burghardt enlightens this elemental post-apocalyptic poem by K. A. Hays.

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LEHMAN | WENNER | “French Movie”

Our 2012 Season, which has been produced in partnership with BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2011, opens with Scott Wenner’s tense dream-time remake of David Lehman’s “French Movie.”

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