Tuesday, January 10, 2017

'Dictionary Illustrations' (Videopoem)

Marie Craven's film treatment of Sarah Jane Sloat's poem "Dictionary Illustrations" won the 2016 O Bheal International Poetry Film Competition at the IndieCork film and music festival in Ireland. Competition judges Rossa Mullin and Kathy D'Arcy described it as "a perfect film poem," noting that "each element harmonised perfectly with the others to create one discrete artwork."

Watch the film! I think you'll agree with the judges.

Marie Craven is a music and video collaborator who lives in Queensland, Australia. (Read Craven's blog, where she shares her interesting process notes.)

Sarah Jane Sloat is an American poet and journalist who lives in Frankfurt, Germany. Her poetry chapbooks include the re-released In the Voice of a Minor Saint (Doubleback Books/Sundress, 2016; Tilt Press, 2009), Heiress to a Small Ruin (dancing girl press, 2015), Inksuite (dancing girl press, 2013), Homebodies (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2012), and Excuse Me While I Wring This Long Swim Out of My Hair (dancing girl press). Her poems can be found in Barn Owl Review, Beloit Poetry JournalEscape Into Life, Hayden's Ferry ReviewLinebreak, RHINO, and West Branch, among other literary publications. Read an interview with Sloat at The Sundress Blog (June 3, 2016).

O Bheal on FaceBook

IndieCork Film Festival on FaceBook

Marie Craven Website

Marie Craven on Twitter and Vimeo

Marie Craven at Moving Poems and Melbourne Independent Filmmakers (The latter site offers a more comprehensive biography and filmography.)

Sarah Jane Sloat at The Rain in My Purse Blog

dancing girl press on FaceBook

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