~ Filmmaker: Tamisha Harris ~

We Real Cool by Gwendolyn Brooks

A lot of kinetic type poetry animations don’t really say anything about the poem, I feel, so don’t make the cut here. This was an exception: somehow the colors, typography and design seemed just right. It’s by Tamisha Harris, “a designer, visual storyteller and a student at the London College of Communication [whose] creative practice revolves around graphic moving image.”

Another reading worth checking out is the one at Poets.org, in which Brooks discusses the background and reception of the poem in her introduction.