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Poetry Screening

September 29, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 29, 2019

CIACLA &  Poetry International Present a screening in Gallery 2 of American & Irish Video Poetry! 

Featuring work by: Bernard O’Rourke, Dylan Townsend, Kath MacLean, Timothy David Orme, Swoon and Heather Haley, Dennis E. Bolen and Tara Flynn, Robert Lax and Susanne Wiegner, Carolyn Guinzio, Jack Feldstein, Tom Konyves, Duriel E. Harris and Scott Rankin, and David (jhave) Johnston. 

Runs: September 25 – 28 

Gallery opens: 1-6pm

This selection of video poetry – selected by Jennifer Minniti- Shippey of Poetry International – represents a new frontier for a traditional artform.

Video poetry recalls poetry’s origin in an oral tradition, and fuses this with the latest advances in technology. The wide availability of digital cameras and the popularity of video content on social media makes this a highly accessible form to both creators and audiences. Video poetry frequently draws upon spoken word and poetry meant to be performed live, where the voice of the poet is a key element in addition to the text. The form also draws upon the tradition of experimental cinema, often prioritising a sensory experience rather than a narrative one. 

With this showcase, CIACLA aims to share video poetry from both Irish and American authors with a Los Angeles audience. 

 A selection of these video were honored in the inaugural Poetry International Cinepoetry exhibition, which was curated by Francesco Levato. Further details can be found here. 

Poetry International based on the campus of San Diego State University, is one of the oldest and most respected literary journals in the world specifically dedicated to poetry and poetics from around the globe.


About: Jennifer Minniti- Shippey

Jennifer Minniti- Shippey is the Managing Editor of Poetry International literary journal, Director of Poetic Youth, and a professor at San Diego State University. She earned her B.A. with honors in English from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College in 2003, and her M.F.A in Creative Writing- Poetry from San Diego State University in 2008.

In 2009, she was hired as the Managing Editor of Poetry International, and she has taught at SDSU in the Department of English & Comparative Literature since that time.

Jennifer has also taught poetry at the University of San Diego and in community writing workshops through the Creative Cusp, the Magee Park Poets, and other San Diego arts organizations.Jennifer’s chapbook, Done Dating DJs, won the 2008 Fool for Poetry Competition, sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre and Southword Editions of Cork, Ireland.

Her second chapbook, Earth’s Horses & Boys, was published by Finishing Line Press in 2013. After the Tour, her first full-length collection, was published by Calypso Editions in 2018. Her chapbook manuscript “Waiting for a Ripe Mango” was a finalist for the Tupelo Snowbound Chapbook contest. Individual poems, translations, and reviews have appeared in Salamander, Cider Press Review, Spillway, Tar River Poetry, Jackson Hole Review, San Diego Poetry Annual, The San Diego Union-Tribune, and many others.Minniti- Shippey has performed her work at national and international venues, including The Narrators San Diego, the San Diego Art Institute, the Éigse Literary Festival in Cork, and MART Dublin.

Email: jenny@ciacla.com 



September 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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