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Cadence Video Poetry Festival - Seattle, WA

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival

Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in April 2019.

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, throughout National Poetry Month. Entering its second year, Cadence is growing considerably to fill a gap in the presentation of video poetry in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring four screenings, one each Thursday of the month, the festival’s inaugural Artist-in-Residence, generative workshops for youth and adults, and a juried selection of open submissions, Cadence fosters critical and creative growth around the oft overlooked medium of video poetry.

Thu Apr 4th - 7pm :

A video poetry showcase curated by local publishers and arts organization partners Interbay Cinema SocietyJack Straw Cultural CenterMount AnaloguePoetry NorthwestPongo Publishing Teen Writing Project, and Seattle City of Literature.

Poetry Northwest presents: 

  • Grocery Store Manager: Poetry by Keith Leonard, directed by Ian Stevens and Zachary Bivins

  • Traveler’s Ode: Poetry by Dao Strom, directed by Roland Dahwen

  • Song: Poetry by Elizabeth Barnett, directed by Ian Stevens and Zachary Bivins

  • The Elk My Father Shot: Poetry by Keetje Kuipers, directed by Ian Stevens and Zachary Bivins