Separation by W. S. Merwin

A highly imaginative use of Merwin’s short poem in a film called “Coping,” which Grace Cho says is the “first video/stop-motion that I made for my video class at Simon Fraser University.”


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    carolee 22 July, 2010

    this is terrific — to take that short piece and build this video around it.

    the thing that makes this stand out for me among the video poems i’ve seen is that this feels like a response that only this film maker could have assembled. kind of in the same way we’re told that our best poems are those poems that only we can write … the fact that a video response seems this way, too, makes it unique. i think a lot of times (not always), the video poems rely on images we could all picture when considering the poem. but not this one.


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      Dave Bonta 22 July, 2010

      Good point. Yes.

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    Karyn 27 July, 2010

    This is beautiful ~

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