|What is Poetry Everywhere?|
Not long after I moved to Milwaukee, I
discovered that our local public transit system was one of the first in
the country to be outfitted with onboard video displays. They display a
variety of content--where the bus is going, what the weather's going to
be, plus trivia, sports, and game shows.
I thought, some poetry would look great up there. I contacted Milwaukee Public Transit, TransitTV, filmmaker Brad Lichtenstein, docUWM productions, and the Poetry Foundation, and together, we put together a series of animated poetry films I'm very proud of. It's called Poetry Everywhere, and features poems from a variety of contemporary poets all animated by UWM students.
We now have more than 30 of these short films in circulation, featuring a wide variety of poetic and visual aesthetics.
|The films now air
around the country--and they may also be coming to your town (or cable