Dear reader, when we launched our call for entries in March this year we could not predict the direction that the discourse on our blog would take or whether there would be enough interest in the discussion about poetry film that we wanted to initiate. Even more so, we were amazed how the authors started to trace out the wide field of the relation between poetry and the moving image.
Dear reader, who takes a poetry film as a sheer translation from the written into the audio-visual form of a film will not be glad with the results – a poem is not to be misunderstood as a script for a short film.
Liebe Leserin, lieber Leser, Gedichte sind keine ›Drehbücher‹ für Kurzfilme. Wer Poesiefilme als bloße Verfilmungen von Lyrik missversteht, wird ihnen nicht viel abgewinnen.