January Updates

I’ve been a bit tardy getting this post up, but I have some January news and thanks to share. I’ve had a couple of fun poems published recently: “Tempest” at The Camel Saloon, and “Still Life with Ibrik” at Silver Birch Press.

Also I’ve been having a wonderful time in the collaborative communities of The Poetry Storehouse and the POOL Creative Group, and several more of my poems have been made into mini-films. Paul Broderick (of the much-appreciated odd sense of humor) took one of my meditative poems “Two” and remixed it playfully with zombies — I can’t imagine what his local Dollar Store thought when he started filming there! And Marie Craven took “Lilies of the Field” (one of the poems from my chapbook Returning to Awe) and turned it into a beautiful short-film that really captures and amplifies everything I was trying to find words for with the poem. I am grateful to both of them for their willingness to engage and explore the possibilities in these small poems! That makes six poem-films that are available now, so I’ve made a new tab on this blog to keep track of Poetry Films. (There are two more coming soon, another from Marie Craven, and one from Dale Wisely — I look forward to sharing them with you!)

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11 thoughts on “January Updates

  1. O, wonderful videos Laura

    I really like Lilies of the Field straight from that wonderful opening line. And the zombies video is just fantastic example of the way our words can be interpreted in so many ways. Great!
    Seems like this year has started in a very good way.

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  2. I love your reconfiguration of storm-casting sky god as industrious baker in her kitchen! I keep picturing some no-nonsense hausfrau, backbone of a farming household or an efficient neighborhood bakery.

    And the poem-films are wonderful. I love when artists in different media come together and how that friction/interaction makes things.

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