~ Filmmaker: Glenn-emlyn Richards ~

Song for a Towerblock by Michelle Green

A collaboration between filmmaker Glenn-emlyn Richards and Manchester-based poet Michelle Green for Comma Film. For more on Green, see her section on Poetry International Web (which includes the text of this poem).

Saltwater by Eleanor Rees

Glenn-emlyn Richards‘ latest animation was produced in collaboration with poet Eleanor Rees. (See also their earlier collaboration, Night Vision.) Rees is a Liverpudlian and author of the collection Andraste’s Hair (Salt, 2007), who “often collaborates with other writers, musicians and artists,” according to her online biography.

Fable by Howie Good: Moving Poems contest winners (1)

First Runner-up: Jamie Doughty



Second Runner-up: Glenn-emlyn Richards


Honorable Mention: Diane Lockward


Honorable Mention: Vanessa Plain


Thanks to everyone who entered Moving Poems’ first contest! Howie Good and I were extremely impressed by the high quality and variety of the submissions. The judging worked as follows: we decided jointly which videos qualified as finalists and Howie ranked them, soliciting my opinion in a couple of cases, but ultimately making the final decisions. Tomorrow: the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners, and thoughts about the next contest.

Soxy by Sadie Fisher

A collaboration between Glenn-emlyn Richards and Sadie Fisher for the Comma Press Poetry Film Festival 2010. Fisher describes herself as

a writer of short fictions;

an actress of clear convictions;

an image maker & photoshop breaker;

a producer of films & inconstant lover of sox.

Night Vision by Eleanor Rees

This is a collaboration between the poet, Eleanor Rees, and the filmmaker, Glenn-emlyn Richards. It was featured as part of the Comma Film/ Version Film Festival 2009 and the Sadho Poetry Film Festival 2009-2010 in New Delhi.

This is evidently the opening poem in Rees’ debut collection from Salt Publishing, Andraste’s Hair, which garnered an endorsement from Carol Ann Duffy: “Eleanor Rees’s first full-length collection introduces an ambitious, experimental voice, vibrantly charged with the energy of city life.” From the publisher’s page, here’s a sound bite from the author and her city, Liverpool: