Join us for a feature-length curation of filmpoems – and film and video excerpts – that foreground poetry. Join poet Kathleen McCracken for a screening which will teases out processes that shape these novel verbal-visual collaborations with a particular focus on two thematic nodes of this year’s festival: translation, and the inherent sociality of our cities. Following the screening, Kathleen will be in conversation with Csilla Toldy.
The works of the following poets are included in the film are;
Walt Whitman, Paul Strand & Charles Sheeler; Lila Matsumoto, Adam Butcher; Maria Stadnicka; Jacq Kelly, Alastair Cook; Annemarie Ní Churreáin, Laura Sheeran; Joachim Ringelnatz, Marie Craven; Christodoulos Makris; Robert Creeley, Daniel Cantagallo; Etheridge Knight, Daniel Cantagallo; Csilla Toldy & Viviana Fiorentino; Azzurra D’Agostino, Gianmaria Sortino; Brendan Bonsack; Pablo Antonio Cuadra, Miah Artola; Dane Holt, Simon Mills; Eta Dahlia & Iris Columb; R.W. Perkins; Samuel Beckett, Eduardo Yagüe; Gerry Shikatani, Philip Hoffman; (Anthony) Vahni Capildeo; Alice Lyons, Orla McHardy; Gertrude Stein, Lisa Seidenberg; Amy Miller, Dave Bonta; Bart Moeyaert, Judith Dekker; Rich Ferguson, Chris Burdick; Joel Oppenheimer, Daniel Cantagallo
Curation by Natasha Cuddington and Shannon Kuta Kelly.
Canadian poet Kathleen McCracken is the author of eight collections of poetry including Blue Light, Bay and College, shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for Poetry, and a bilingual English/Portuguese edition entitled Double Self Portrait with Mirror: New and Selected Poems. She was a finalist for the WB Yeats Society of New York Poetry Competition, the Montreal International Prize for Poetry, The Walrus Poetry Prize, and the CBC Poetry Prize. In 2019 she won the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing. Kathleen is currently Lecturer in Creative Writing and Contemporary Literature at Ulster University, Northern Ireland.
Csilla Toldy is a Filmmaker and poet, who fled communist Hungary for a ‘free’ life in the West. Now living in Northern Ireland, her writing has been supported by British Screen, Media and Northern Ireland Screen, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and National Lottery. Her scripts have won the Katapult Prize and The Special Prize of the Motion Pictures Association as the Hungarian winner of the Hartley-Merrill Prize. In 2019 she was quarterfinalist at the Big Break Competition of Final Draft. Her film Belfast Exposed recently won Best Street Art Film at the Berlin Underground Film Festival. Lapwing has published three poetry books: Red Roots- Orange Sky 2013, The Emigrant Woman’s Tale ( with Fil Campbell musician) 2015 and Vertical Montage 2018.