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  1. Screened at 'Alloa Poetry Jam' during the 'Clackmannanshire Storytelling Festival 2012' (02/11/2012, Alloa Tower, Clackmannanshire, Scotland)

    Film by Swoon for the poem 'Orphanage' by Matt Hetherington.
    Matt Wrote the poem for Qarrtsiluni (podcast 06/06/2012 -
    in their series: Imitation: issue summary and index of imitative models

    Words and voice: Matt Hetherington
    Inspired by the poetry of Ian McBryde, particularly his book of one-line poems, Slivers (Melbourne: Flat Chat Press, 2005).

    Concept, editing, additional camera & music: Swoon

    I was very lucky to have been given the consent by Tschmite for the use of his video
    and by Graham Gilmore for the use of some footage from "Chernobyl Zone May 2009 HD Part 3 of 5" -

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  2. screened at The Reversed Poetry Film Festival (05/04/2014, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

    Film by Swoon for the poem 'Channeling Gertrude' written and read by Tom Konyves for the Qarrtsiluni Podcast of 27/02/2012 (

    Words & voice: Tom Konyves
    Concept, treats, editing & music: Swoon
    Thanks: Arlekeno Anselmo, Dava Bonta & Qarrtsiluni

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  3. Selected and screened at 'Visible Verse Festival' (13/10/2012, Vancouver, Canada)

    Odds and Ends made it to the final 10 of VidLit (

    Odds and Ends was selected and screened at Charlotte Street Arts Centre ( all of april 2012 as part of a solo-exhibition.

    Screened at a videopoem lecture/showcase with Alastair Cook for the Felix Poetry Festival (15/06/2012, Antwerp)

    A film by Swoon for the poem 'Odds and Ends' by Joseph Harker (Qarrtsiluni podcast 10/28/11)

    Words & Voice: Joseph Harker
    Concept, camera, editing, music: Swoon

    Footage: And so they live
    (John Ferno & Julian Roffman, public domain)
    recording poem: Qarrtsiluni

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  4. Film by Swoon for the poem 'Tom Kessler, Stockton Island, 1887' by Kenneth Pobo

    The poem appears in 'Ice and Gaywings', winner of the 2011 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest.
    'Ice and Gaywings' will be published by Phoenicia Publishing in Montreal and online by qarrtsiluni (

    Poem & voice: Kenneth Pobo
    Concept, editing, treats & Music: Swoon

    Thanks to Prelinger Archives and Dave Bonta.
    Dedicated to Filip Tas

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  5. This is a video of Clayton Michaels' "drylung" read by the author from his chapbook Watermark ( ), the winner of the 2010 qarrtsiluni chapbook contest.

    The collection has already drawn rave reviews. Ken Lamberton, judge of this year's contest, said:

    "It's this kind of poetry that I find most gratifying; the kind that uses just the right salient concrete images to illicit an emotional response...Furthermore, the surprising juxtaposition of many images gives the poetry a wonderfully controlled surreal and mesmerizing quality—which to me not only holds the manuscript together but raises it to a level above the other submissions."

    Pamela Johnson Parker, last year's winner, said what she found, in addition to the "superbly succinct" language in these poems, was "that something extra--call it gravitas, call it cohesion--that makes a chapbook a work of art as well as a work of literature."

    Watermark will be published both online and in print, at the end of August. Please visit for more information.

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