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.
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.