we have a videopoem triptych!

45 responses to the videopoem triptych call for submissions! We were staggered. But very happy. And some really wonderful work came our way. Thank you so much to everyone who submitted – we’re only sorry we were looking for just three poems.

We’ve decided to do a three-poet triptych – our awesome finalists are Donna Vorreyer, David Tomaloff and Lisa Cihlar. Thanks, guys!

More process notes later, but I did want to share the rejection letter we came up with, because it highlighted so much that was unique to me in both the call for work and the process of selection:

Dear Poet X – Many thanks for your submission to the videopoem triptych project. Unfortunately, your poems have not been selected for inclusion in the first triptych. This is a unique project and we have had to consider submissions simultaneously as ‘voice’, as ‘film’ and as ‘music.’ Our final decision says little about the quality of your poems, but a great deal more about the combinination of our own personal aesthetics as reader, film-maker and musician. We are honored to have received your submission and thank you for sending your poems in.

More later, and again, thanks so much to everyone who sent work in.

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Nic Sebastian

Nic is the author of Forever Will End On Thursday and Dark And Like A Web. She founded the now-archived Whale Sound site and is co-founder of The Poetry Storehouse. Nic blogs at Very Like A Whale and Voice Alpha.

9 thoughts on “we have a videopoem triptych!”

  1. here as well: breath, bated. i’m trying to imagine the logistics and the (wonderful) conversations you had with each other in sensing how one poem might speak for another and so on. looking forward to hearing more regarding the process, and also to experiencing the result.

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