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Poetry film harmonises words, images and sound to create a new poetry experience … it’s more than spoken words, visual images and sound being in the same room together, it’s their ability to talk to one another that creates the magic in poetry film.

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Chaucer’s poems are lyrical and filled with elegant imagery, but they also carry an emotional intensity that confronts and discomforts the listener; Helen’s film photography is a delight in itself, and her use of still and moving images is varied and consistently thought-provoking; but when the poems are combined with the visuals, the effect is even greater than the sum of its parts.

D.D. Johnston.

 

 

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