Hunter’s Green by Lauren Eddy

Though I’ve seen online documentaries about erasure poetry, this is the first videopoem I’ve seen that actually uses the technique as part of a stop-motion animation. It’s the result of a collaboration between the poet, Lauren Eddy and the animator and sound editor, Anne Duquennois, which Eddy clarified via email:

We came up with the concept and various visual aspects of the film together, and the animation was a collaborative process, so we credited the film with both of us as “co-creators.” The idea was to use film as a medium for commentary on the processual nature of erasure poetry and collage. We were inspired by the ways that one medium can re-interpret and re-invent another.

Anne’s production company is Broken Bike Productions — no website yet, but the address is brokenbikeproductions [at] gmail [dot] com.


  1. Reply
    t 16 May, 2010

    Very nice.

    Do you know the book THE HUMUMENT?

    • Reply
      Dave Bonta 16 May, 2010

      No, what is it?

  2. Reply
    t 17 May, 2010

    A Humument is a project by the artist Tom Phillips. This video reminded me of it.

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    renkat 22 May, 2010

    I really like this. It sort of makes sense of a form that never has made much of an impact on me. The form itself – the process of the form – is made visual in a way that one could never do with a sonnet. (unless you film writing down all the rhyming possibilities on scrap paper).

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