1. Pen-y-Ghent and Language

    A video poem for Walk Number 7 from thecheesewolf’s series Ten Walks. This piece was filmed on Pen-y-Ghent (The Hill of the Winds) in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, northern England. One of the main themes of this poem is language and naming – in this case the names of hills. Pen-y-Ghent is believed to be the Brythonic name for the hill – it is very similar to the Welsh for “Hill of the Wind”. Clearly there is a Celtic resonance in the name, and there are many remnants of the pre-”English” cultures of the Dales. Indeed, on nearby Ingleborough there are the clear outlines of ancient round houses, and just up the dale from Pen-y-Ghent itself are the remains of a small Roman outpost. If you are ever in this neck of the woods, do try to check out Pen-y-Ghent, and the other hills around (Ingleborough, Whernside, Buckden Pike etc). It is a special place, and the food, wildlife and walking are all wonderful.

    if you would like to read the poem, go to http://www.thecheesewolf.wordpress.com, and look under the Ten Walks tab. Alternatively, click on the captions button on the video for a “sub-titled” version. this may not work on Kindles, for some reason.

    # vimeo.com/71894912 Uploaded 59 Plays 0 Comments
  2. a video poem set around the site of a Roman fort on Mastile's Lane, above Malham in the Yorkshire Dales.

    # vimeo.com/71437860 Uploaded 24 Plays 0 Comments
  3. A video poem of the piece Suburban Sylph of Crying Owls, featuring the artwork of Carine Brosse

    # vimeo.com/71421758 Uploaded 11 Plays 0 Comments
  4. A short film for my poem The Minotaur's Freedom. This poem was written for the Grassington Festival of 2012, and was exhibited written on lead flashing in the Yorkshire Dales' village. The inspiration for the piece came from the print "Minotaur" by Australian artist Sidney Nolan, from the lead mines around Grassington (where this video is filmed) and from the idea of elemental, chthonic (buried) deities. The poem can be found at http://www.thecheesewolf.wordpress.com

    # vimeo.com/71239991 Uploaded 6 Plays 0 Comments
  5. A short film for my poem Ariadne's Ritual, one of the poems in The Grassington Minotaur series (written for the 2012 Grassington Festival). The poem can be found at http://www.thecheesewolf.wordpress.com

    # vimeo.com/71239990 Uploaded 10 Plays 0 Comments

thecheesewolf's video poetry

Gavin Jones

a collection of video poems by thecheesewolf (aka Gavin Jones). These pieces are all based on the fourteen line poems, and together can be viewed as one work - tentatively titled The Craven Poems. It is an ongoing and developing project.

If you want…


+ More

a collection of video poems by thecheesewolf (aka Gavin Jones). These pieces are all based on the fourteen line poems, and together can be viewed as one work - tentatively titled The Craven Poems. It is an ongoing and developing project.

If you want to read the work, head on over to http://www.thecheesewolf.wordpress.com

Browse This Channel

Shout Box

Heads up: the shoutbox will be retiring soon. It’s tired of working, and can’t wait to relax. You can still send a message to the channel owner, though!

Channels are a simple, beautiful way to showcase and watch videos. Browse more Channels.