The God of Sugar is the second in a series of six Filmpoems commissioned by Alastair Cook for Absent Voices, a group focused on the celebration of the vast and semi-derelict Greenock Sugar Sheds.

The God of Sugar is by poet Vicki Feaver, a widely published poet; the other poets in the series are John Glenday, Brian Johnstone, Sheree Mack, Jane McKie and Gérard Rudolf.

This series was screened at Body Electric in Colorado and Filmpoem Festival in Scotland; the series of six was performed live at the Scottish Poetry Library, a review is here: scottishreviewofbooks.org/index.php/editorsblog/entry/event-review-alastair-cook-s-filmpoems-06-12-12

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Filmpoem is a collaborative film project by artist Alastair Cook.

Alastair is a fine art photographer and filmmaker; he exhibits 35mm film photographs and screens his films internationally.

"The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed


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Filmpoem is a collaborative film project by artist Alastair Cook.

Alastair is a fine art photographer and filmmaker; he exhibits 35mm film photographs and screens his films internationally.

"The combination of film and poetry is an attractive one. For the poet, perhaps a hope that the filmmaker will bring something to the poem: a new audience, a visual attraction, the laying of way markers; for the filmmaker, a fixed parameter to respond to, the power of a text sparking the imagination with visual connections and metaphor."

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