In Person: World Poets film showings

In Person: World Poets film showings

Bloodaxe’s new DVD-anthology In Person: World Poets is being launched with film showings in Britain and Ireland. Published on 25 May, In Person: World Poets is a second international collaboration between Bloodaxe Books and award-winning film-maker Pamela Robertson-Pearce, who also worked with Bloodaxe editor Neil Astley on this sequel to In Person: 30 Poets (2008), the world’s first poetry DVD-anthology.   The film had its first showing at Cúirt International Festival of Literature on 24 April 2017.

This hour-long film features a selection from the 14 hours of footage on In Person: World Poets. All of the poems are included in the book which comes with four DVDs. The project covers poets from many parts of the world, including Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, India, Italy, Jamaica, Korea, Kurdistan, Lithuania, Macedonia, Malawi, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Sweden and the USA, as well as from Britain and Ireland.


Friday 5 May: Hexham Book Festival

Theatre, Queen’s Hall, Beaumont Street, Hexham

6pm–7pm. Tickets £8/£6(cons)


Tuesday 9 May: Northern Poetry Symposium

Sage Gateshead, 10.40-11.20am (shorter version of film)

Included in the programme for the all-day symposium organised with the Poetry Book Society with Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts (tickets £15 or £10 for PBS members).


Thursday 6 July: Ledbury Poetry Festival

Hellens, Much Marcle, near Ledbury

9pm–10pm. Tickets £9 (includes drink)


Pamela Robertson-Pearce’s films include IMAGO: Meret Oppenheim (1988/1996), winner of the Swiss Film Board’s Prize for Outstanding Quality and the Gold Apple Award at the National Educational Film and Video Festival in America. Bloodaxe editor and founder Neil Astley’s many books include the Staying Alive trilogy of anthologies.

[04 May 2017]

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