“Poetry & Film” by Shane Book
What can poets learn from film? This talk will examine cinematic structures and poetic strategies in an effort to investigate how two seemingly disparate practices—that of motion-picture making and that of poetry writing—engage and inform one another.
Shane Book is poet and filmmaker. His first collection, Ceiling of Sticks (University of Nebraska Press, 2010) won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize. His short film Dust, based on a poem in the book, was nominated for Best Narrative at the 2011 Diamond Screen Film Festival. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and was a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. His work has appeared in fifteen anthologies and over forty magazines in the U.S., U.K., and Canada. His honors include a New York Times Fellowship in Poetry, Fellowships to the Flaherty Film Seminar and the Telluride Film Festival, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a National Magazine Award.