Condition of Fire: seven poems by JL Williams

Condition of Fire is the debut collection from JL Williams, published by Shearsman. The author’s reading of seven poems from the book is combined with a commissioned sound work by Luca Nasciuti in this new filmpoem by Alastair Cook.


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    Swoon 18 March, 2011

    I’m growing as a fan, by each work you make…

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    Diane Lockward 18 March, 2011

    Shouldn’t the video maker have adjusted the aspect ratio before posting in order to eliminate the black bars at top and bottom of screen? I find all the flashing a big distraction.

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    Dave Bonta 18 March, 2011

    Diane, I suggest expanding to full screen and watching in HD for the full effect. Alastair has the aspect ratio set for maximal display on his own site.

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