'Neighbor,' 2015 Motion Poems



Oct. 27
6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Film, Poetry, Spoken Word

Sixteen poems become 16 films for the seventh season of MotionPoems. The event celebrates the interplay between words and images, as artists of page and pixels collaborate. Years ago, after seeing poet Todd Boss perform his work at Nina’s Coffee Cafe in St. Paul, animator Angella Kassube asked if he’d be interested in turning a poem into a film. They found success with that work, and started introducing other poets to video artists. From there, the series was born. This year, MotionPoems partners with Cave Canem, a Brooklyn center for black poets, to produce poems from talents like Cynthia Manick, Kyle Dargan, and Glenis Redmond. This evening also features the unveiling of future MotionPoems projects, including a series of children’s films co-produced by Poetry Foundation. Tickets are free, but it’s recommended that you reserve a seat for $10 at