Monday, January 30, 2012

Like, You Know by Taylor Mali

An funny serious poem about the evolution of language and conviction.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Let Us - A Poem by Olakumbi Akiwumi

Recoreded ver what sounds like an answering machine, Smile For London brings another gureilla style animated Poetry Short by UK poet Olakumbi Akiwumi aka Ola Spoken-word Poet.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

An Apple a Day is Not Enough... by Taylor Mali

An Apple a Day is Not Enough" is a powerful poem written and performed by Taylor Mali (a well-known spoken word artist and teacher) about the importance of health education.

Friday, January 27, 2012

"Touchscreen" by Marshall Soulful Jones

This incredible piece has us reflecting the balance between cyber reality and reality reality. Marshall Soulful Jones - a very talented writer and performer.

Kim's kinetic poetry project: Poem 1 "finished"

Choreography by Brad Landers based in the voice of Kimberly Kaye. Danced by Stephanie Campbell and Brad Landers


How My Brain Betrays Me

How My Brain Betrays Me is a collaboration between New Zealanders, visual artist, Kate Barton and poet Miriam Barr.

Poetry by Pablo Neruda - Poema 20

Perhaps one of Neruda's most beautiful love poems Poema 20 comes to life with classic footage of Rudolph Valentino.

Dance... poetry by Rumi, performed by Kim Rosen, Jami Sieber

Possessive Used As Drink [Me]:a lecture on pronouns in the form of 15 sonnets

Text and narration: Anne Carson
Dancers: Andrea Weber, Rashaun Mitchell, Julie Cunningham
Video: Sadie Wilcox
Sound Design: Stephanie Rowden

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ab-Soul's Outro - Kendrick Lamar

The poetry in this piece is very powerful, especially at the end where the poet recites in a scenario that sounds like a camp fire. if you like jazz with a hip hop twist, you will love this piece.

Words by Kendrick Lamar
Produced by Terrace Martin

Heaven Sent (Official Video)

Heaven Sent is an ambient reflection on city living and the breathing space above

Lyrics by ScienZe:
Directed by: Aaron is not cool

Friday, January 20, 2012

Smile For London

Paul Lyalls, Francesca Beard and Cerys Matthews offer up 3 short pieces for the Smile For London poetry project. Click for more info.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Do My Thing

WhoIsParadise and Charlie Parker get together for the Wreck Sessions on FWD360 - a strong combination of vocals and rhyme.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Mother Britain by Words Apart

What does it mean to be British?

A project The project was facilitated and managed by Arjunan Manuelpillai and young people from Word Apart Youth Poetry Group, all from the UK's diverse backgrounds, produced this brilliant short film rich with their passion filled beliefs and opinions of what Britishness is. A fresh, raw and enlightening response to a complex question.
"She is OUR Britain."

Directed and Facilitated by Arjunan Manuelpillai and Mohamed-Zain Dada
Filmed and Edited by: Hannah Mason

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Poetry in Motion by Sean Malloy

A reflective poem capturing one of those moments we have when we ask "whats it all for."

Friday, January 6, 2012


We all suffer from it now and then. We try to relegate it 'then' as much as possible.
John Kelly and a production team make the sometimes serious issue of the mismanagement time into playful animation reminiscent of brilliant Sesame street interludes.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MOONS by John Siddique

 John Siddique is well known for his captivating readings and his infectious love of literature.
 Here are 3 of his Moon Series of poems. Neatly crafted  animated packages challenging our thoughts around relationships and freedom.


Elder Moon

Yew Moon

Ivy Moon

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Stunt Poetry by Rishi Kaneria

Thought to start the year differently with movement beautifully shot and take some time to write some poetry in response.

Directed by Rishi Kaneria.
Starring Dante Ha, a professional stunt man whose work includes Dark Knight Rises, Contagion, X-Men:First Class, Walking Dead, Teen Wolf and more.