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Poetry Videos #1: “Admirable Fooling”

Tuesday, July 13th, 2010

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.