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ABOUT


Thirty Poets | Thirty Filmmakers | Thirty Days

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ABOUT


Thirty Poets | Thirty Filmmakers | Thirty Days

The Visible Poetry Project was founded in 2017 with the goal of bringing together a collective of filmmakers to create a series of videos that present poems as short films. Drawing from works created by renowned poets, including Neil Gaiman and Tato Laviera, as well as emerging poets, the Visible Poetry Project strives to make poetry accessible, exploring how we can recreate and experience poems through the medium of film.

Throughout the month of April - National Poetry Month - we release one visual poem each day. An exercise in translation and a reclamation of both poetic and film discourses, the resulting thirty videos explore how we read, interpret, visualize, and hear poetry.

Submissions are now open for the Visible Poetry Project 2018 series. If you would like to be involved with the Visible Poetry Project, or have any questions about our organization, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at visiblepoetryproject@gmail.com.

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The Team


The Team


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Michelle Cheripka graduated from Columbia University, and has since been working in film and media production. She wants the Visible Poetry Project to help poets and filmmakers explore interdisciplinary approaches to visual self-expression.

Christina Ellsberg graduated from Barnard College, where she studied medical anthropology and poetry writing. Christina hopes the Visible Poetry Project will encourage new poets to take pride in expression beyond formal publication.

An NYU graduate with a master's from Tsinghua University, Alex Max has been working in television and media production for several years. Hooked on the idea since Michelle first approached him on set, he looks forward to ensuring that the Visible Poetry Project becomes an important and enduring part of National Poetry Month.

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