DEFF 2O21 Poetry Film Panel
Regina YC Garcia
Regina YC Garcia is an American poet and English professor who currently resides in Greenville, NC. She is the winner of the 2021 National DAR American Heritage Poetry Award for her poem, “Absalom.” She was also a 2021 Semifinalist in the John Applewhite Poetry Contest sponsored by the North Carolina Literary Review. In 2019, she performed her transitional poetry written for the documentary The Black Light Project on a Mid-South Regional Emmy Award Winning episode of Muse -An Arts Show on PBS. Additionally, in August 2021 Garcia had poetry published in Up the Staircase Quarterly, as well as video poetry published in the South Florida Poetry Journal.
Poetry in Motion: Charting the Journey to Multimedia Production
Saturday, November 20, 6-7:30 PM
What is the growing trend of poetry films all about? Panelists will share their experiences with developing and producing poetry films. There will be a focus on threading a theme from the written, spoken, and illustrated poetic texts. Methods and processes to produce poetic films: documentary, literary, spoken word, or multi-genre works will be highlighted. In addition, techniques for incorporating imagery, sounds, and music will also be presented. The panelists will provide an overview of getting required permissions and using the public domain for outside sources. If you are interested in how poetry films may expand the audience and life of your poem, you will not want to miss this panel.