This Is Not a Fairytale by Laura Kasischke

A film by Laurent Barthelemy and Shizuka Kusayanagi for Motionpoems. Laura Kasischke is one of my favorite contemporary poets, so I was pleased to see this so well done.

Read the text on the Motionpoems website. They’ve also posted an interview with Kasischke conducted by Ethna McKiernan, though unfortunately it doesn’t make any mention of the film.


  1. Reply
    SJane 11 October, 2014

    This is marvelous, the poem and the video and the poem&video together. And the narrator’s voice, too, I should mention.

    • Reply
      Dave 11 October, 2014

      Yeah, it’s a shame they don’t identify the narrator — obviously a professional voice actor.

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