Poetry Film In Conversation

Poetry Film Live present a series of conversations with poetry film practitioners, writers and publishers.

Supported by the Lyra Bristol Poetry Festival.

Panel discussions

Online via Zoom

Poetry Film Projects
and Collaborations
Thursday 8 June, 2023

Poetry film Projects and Collaborations

from Because Goddess is Never Enough ©JaneGlennie

‘Goddess is Never Enough’
Jane Glennie and Rosie Garland
‘Snow Q’
Maria Jastrzębska


Thursday 8 June, 2023

Poetry Film Collaborations – ‘Goddess is Never Enough’
with Jane Glennie and Rosie Garland and ‘Snow Q’ with Maria Jastrzębska

from Because Goddess is Never Enough ©JaneGlennie

Jane Glennie is a filmmaker, typographer, and founder of Peculiarity Press. Her films have screened worldwide, featured on www.shondaland.com, and received awards at competitions in the UK, Germany, and USA. Her poetry film with Rosie Garland, funded by Arts Council England, has now been published as a ‘book of the film with extras’.

Rosie Garland writes long and short fiction, poetry, and sings with post-punk band The March Violets. Her poetry collection What Girls Do In The Dark (Nine Arches Press) was shortlisted for the Polari Prize 2021. Val McDermid has named her one of the most compelling LGBT+ writers in the UK today. http://www.rosiegarland.com/

Maria Jastrzebska
Poet, editor and translator, Maria Jastrzębska was born in Warsaw, Poland and came to England as a child. Her most recent, fifth full length collection is Small Odysseys, launched from Waterloo Press at the Coast is Queer Literature Festival in Brighton 2022. The True Story of Cowboy Hat and Ingénue (Cinnamon Press/Liquorice Fish 2018) was her previous collection. She was the co-founder of Queer Writing South and South Pole and co-edited Queer in Brighton (New Writing South 2014) with Anthony Luvera. Her poetry features in the British Library project Poetry Between Two Worlds and her drama Dementia Diaries toured nationally to sell-out audiences with Lewes Live Literature. She has been the lead artist in an ACE awarded cross arts project Snow Q, which toured with a live literature production in 2020 and has collaborated with filmmaker Wendy Pye to create 3 filmpoems.

Thursday 14 September, 2023

Poets Talk about Poetry Film.
Details to follow.

Thursday 12 October, 2023

Poetry Film and Spoken Word

Thursday 8 November, 2023

Sonic, Lyric and Music in Poetry Film with Suzie Hanna
Articial Intelligence and Poetry Film with Ian Gibbins

Suzie Hanna is Emerita Professor of Animation at Norwich University of the Arts. She was Chair of NAHEMI, the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image from 2016 – 2019, and remains an honorary member of the executive. As an animator who collaborates with other academics and artists, her research interests include animation, poetry, puppetry and sound design. She has made numerous short films all of which have been selected for international festival screenings, TV broadcast or exhibited in curated shows. She also creates improvised animated projections for live performances of music and poetry. Recent commissions include short films for BBC Ideas and Cambridge University Creative Encounters Programme. She contributes to journals, books and conferences, and has led several innovative projects including online international student collaborations and digital exhibitions of art and poetry on what was Europe’s largest public HiDef screen. She works as a production consultant and as an international academic examiner, and she was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College from 2009-2014.

Ian Gibbins is a poet, video artist, and electronic musician living on Kaurna land in Adelaide, South Australia. He has four books of poetry, and his videos have been shown to acclaim worldwide in festivals, galleries, installations, and public art programs. Until he retired in 2014, Ian was an internationally recognized neuroscientist and Professor of Anatomy.

Thursday 14 December, 2023

One Year of Poetry Film at Spelt Magazine with Wendy Pratt and other guests.

Animation and Motion Graphics in Poetry Film & Text On Screen

(9 February, 2023)

Suzie Hanna
Diek Grobler
Jane Glennie (text on screen)

Video and other materials from the conversation will be available on here soon.

Poetry Film in Community Arts and Activism

(13th April, 2023)

Be Manzini
Kirsten Luckins and Laura Degnan
Adam Steiner

Video and other materials from the conversation will be available on here soon.

Kirsten Luckins

Kirsten Luckins is a poet and producer from Teesside, who creates and manages arts projects with poetry at their heart. With film-maker Laura Degnan, she is the founder of Celebrating Change, an Arts Council-funded digital storytelling project that teaches beginners how to blend creative life writing (including poetry) with simple film-making techniques.

Be Manzini

Be Manzini, known as the ‘film poet’, uniquely combines passions for film, poetry and activism. First ever writer in residence for Sundance, the only poet to appear on Mark Kermode’s shows plus a regular panellist for the BFI, Manzini’s has graced stages, screens as well as the page Channel 4, across BBC tv and radio plus various podcasts. As a workshop facilitator/mentor reached over 7,000 students and as director and host for Caramel Film Club, which focusses on Black creatives, many more. Published by Peepal Tree Press, Flipped Eye and Arachne Press Manzini was crowned the Poetry in Film and overall winner for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize 2022. Manzini is Zimbabwean born of Zulu and mSwati heritage and currently resides in London.

Adam Steiner

Adam is creator of the Coventry based Disappear Here project that began in 2015 when three Coventry artists (Adam Steiner, Brian Harley and Alan van Widjgerden) produced a collaborative poetry film of a local poet, Antony Owen.

Living With Buildings is a quarterly festival of films that explore themes of people, poetry and place to understand how we live within the built environment of cities and urban spaces.