“Maybe poetry isn’t relevant. People can live perfectly good lives only ever trotting out poetry for weddings and funerals. But there’s also something sad about that. It’s like spending your whole life just eating TV Dinners, never really experiencing the full possibilities of language.”
How can poets collaborate with other artists and communities to bring poetry into the world in new ways? A short film about Minneapolis based poet Dobby Gibson. Learn more about this project here: bit.ly/dobbygibson
Visit Dobby's website here: dobbygibson.com
Created with support from The McKnight Foundation for the 30th Anniversary of their Artist Fellowship Program. Learn more here: stateoftheartist.org
Produced and Directed by Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson
Writing by Shanai Matteson
Photography and Editing by Colin Kloecker
Music by junior85, Jared C. Balogh, and Sunhiilow.
Special Thanks to Astronaut Cooper's Parade and to Jose, Stephen, and Samuel.
Shot on Location in Minneapolis at Dusty's Bar, the 21 bus on East Lake Street, and at Graywolf Press.
A Works Progress Project: worksprogress.org
Poetry in Motion is licensed by Works Progress under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 License.