Poetry Video Published in Drunken Boat #10

The poetry video I did with Carol Novack for her poem, "In The Beginning Is," has been published online in the literary journal Drunken Boat #10.

Here is the credits page: http://drunkenboat.com/db10/10vis/novack.html

Here is the video: http://drunkenboat.com/db10/10vis/novack/beginning.html

The video was made by entering the poem, phrase by phrase, in Google Images to find images that somehow relate to each phrase. Each phrase is onscreen for three seconds, during which seven images found in the Google search are displayed behind the words. This is a version of the idea I came up with in the early '90s to make poetry video that would draw on a database of images to be randomly displayed with related words of poetry. The current work is straight video, but the effect is similar. Like a song or a poem, the viewer can watch the video several times before it starts to be repetetive.