Film made for Lucy English’s Book of Hours.
The Book of Hours is a calendar of poetry films. There is a poetry film for now and for different times of day, for every month of the year.
The Book of Hours is a contemporary re-imagining of a Medieval book of hours. These were collections of exquisitely hand-illustrated religious readings and accompanying images. They were created in a handy size so they could be carried by the owner and read on a daily basis. They can also be seen as interactive texts as these books were not intended to be read chronologically. This Book of Hours is secular but the general mood is contemplative and reflective.
All the films have been made in collaboration between Lucy English, a UK based spoken word poet, and an international community of film makers.