Month: August 2015

Oṃ Maṇi Padme Boom: Caroline Petters’ ›Hum Bom‹!

The poem Hūṃ Bom! by Allen Ginsberg, written in 1971 and published a year later in the collection The Fall of America, is a famous example of the poet’s anti-war poetry. Photographer Caroline Petters uploaded her poetry video based on the first part of Ginsberg’s poem under the title Hum Bom! forty years after the original poem, in 2011, on the video platform Vimeo.

Poetry Films: Cultural Resistance and Creative Reinvention

Poetry films resist clear-cut categorizations and challenge preconceived notions about what poetry is or should be, while providing numerous answers as to why poetry continues to matter today. In fact, they have become one of the most thriving and imaginative forces within the creative realm of 20th and 21st centuries’ media technologies, teaching us how to circulate poetic voices and powerful visions in a globalized world.

The Sonnet Project / Sonnet No. 50

Film des Monats August 2015 • Eines der umfangreichsten Poesiefilm-Projekte unserer Tage, das New Yorker ›The Sonnet Project‹, bringt Shakespeare auf das Smartphone. Nach dem Prinzip ›154 Gedichte – 154 Orte – 154 Schauspieler‹ werden seit 2013 alle Sonette des Klassikers auf der Bühne des New Yorker Alltags szenisch neu interpretiert. Hier ein Beispiel.