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Weimar Poetry Film Award’s new trailer raises the bar for poetry film festival trailers

Look, I like the typical jazzy, brief trailers that festivals like to turn out, but this short film, directed by Guido Naschert, really makes me want to drop everything and go to Weimar in May. More than that, it’s a great introduction to the genre as a whole, as well as to some of its leading thinkers and practitioners:

(In case you missed last week’s post, here are the details.)

Poetry film festival trailer: The Body Electric

I love the idea of a trailer for a poetry film festival: it makes poetry seem so exciting! (Which, to a poetry nerd like me, it actually is.) More than that, I love this particular trailer for The Body Electric from R.W. Perkins:

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It helps that the dude in the Muybridge animation looks very much like Walt Whitman (“I sing the body electric”).

In an exchange about the trailer at the Visible Verse Festival group page on Facebook, Perkins writes:

The trailer has been working well for TBE, I’ve met many people interested in the idea of a poetry film festival but don’t really know what that means. The trailer has really helped move that conversation along.