Alastair writes “I spent some time with Jo on her narrow boat, Tinker, and recorded Tinker’s sounds, alongside her moving through the water. This is a male voiced poem, so I was quietly persuaded to read it. I shot it on Kodak Ektachrome Super8, which is now so rare as to be prohibitively expensive. This will be the last Filmpoem for a little while as Luca and I concentrate on partnering Felix Poetry Festival for next year’s Filmpoem Festival, alongside working with Absent Voices in Greenock and delivering Filmpoem Children’s Workshops in schools throughout the land. Busy times for Filmpoem! This film was made with the support of the Poetry Society, the Canal & River Trust and Arts Council England.”
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