I made another poetry video, for my poem “Non, Je Ne Joue Pas au Tennis.” Yes, it’s in English. I just like that title, because I never understood why introductory French was so inexplicably tennis-based. Oh, and the hot naked woman in the video is French too.
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I’ve been working for a while on devising a mnemonic device that beginner poets could use to avoid the biggest mistakes that people who are new to poetry (or not necessarily that new) tend to make. I decided that, in our wacky modern world with its many differing opinions about hustle and bustle, this would best take the form of YouTube videos. I sincerely hope that these videos will be helpful to young poets, and also that they will catch the attention of that redhead who does accents, whom I have a crush on.
Recently, I finally got around to doing something I’ve been thinking about doing for a long time–making a video for one of my poems. I downloaded some free audio editing software and made a track of me reading it, and sent it to my friend Brian who does electronica and whatnot and had him add some electronica and whatnot. Then I downloaded some free video editing software and made the video.
It probably won’t get as many YouTube views as if I had, say, kicked a fat kid in the nuts and filmed that instead, but maybe it’ll do alright. If you dig it, please feel free to forward it around to other fans of contemporary poetry or weird shit in general. It would be nice if this went viral, or at least viral enough for “poetry videos” to become a thing. There are already slam performance vids on YouTube, but to my knowledge no-one else is making “videos” in the MTV sense for audio tracks of page poems. Seems to me there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be doing this.
We’re a lot cooler than people think we are, after all.