~ Poet: Peter Stephens ~

Yellow by Peter Stephens

Poet, blogger, and high school English teacher Peter Stephens explained in a comment to his blog post:

Teachers return to school today. In celebration, I exercised the film rights to my last three tweets.

Follow Peter’s literary tweets @SlowReads.

The way of immolation by Peter Stephens

Peter Stephens says in a blog post introducing the video:

I had a nice day Monday hiking around the Appalachian Trail’s Roller Coaster off of Bears Den. I used my phone there to shoot this forty-second videopoem.

He added in a comment:

My first videopoem in over a year. Forty seconds long and a single shoot, so it’s not like it killed me or nothing.

hollow by Peter Stephens

A Moving Poems production, with the cooperation of Nic S. at Whale Sound, who agreed to let me use her reading for the soundtrack, and the author, who perhaps unwisely gave his permission without any constraints whatsoever. Read Peter’s original text at his blog, Slow Reads. I think it’s a spectacular poem, and I hope my video does it justice — or at least excites interest in the poet and the reader.

I found the rest of the soundtrack at ccMixter, and a public-domain film to poach footage from at the Prelinger Archives (just two of the many online resources I’ve found for videopoem makers — check out the whole list).