Watch poems. Read films.

Motionpoems presents poems as cutting-edge films, for free to everyone. We pair great poems with amazing filmmakers, and then we step back. FORBES has called our films “astonishing, powerful, and hilarious.”

We’ve got a lot of big plans ahead. You’re part of our story. Contribute what you can, and share our success.

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Our volunteers research the poem, interview the artists, enjoy sneak previews, and see their names in film credits! Email Saara at saara@motionpoems.org to get on board.

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Use motionpoems in the classroom! Subscribe to our newsletter to receive free lesson plans, prompts, and activities. Got a lesson plan or activity that you want to share? Email Saara at saara@motionpoems.org.

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You provide the venue; we’ll provide the films. Get in touch with us at info@motionpoems.org to set up a Motionpoems screening in your area.

SUPPORTERS

This activity is funded, in part, by an appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the State’s general fund.

SPONSORS
Season 5 is sponsored in part by contributions from HDMG, Gentleman Scholar, The Mill, and MPC. Season 6, an all-female-poet season, is sponsored by VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. Season 7 is sponsored by Cave Canem.

CONTRIBUTORS
Horncrest Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Lowertown Future Fund, MRAC, Saint Paul Foundation, Springboard for the Arts, St. Paul Cultural STAR, Toro Foundation

And of course, none of this would be possible without the generosity of our donors. Special thanks to all who donated in 2018:

Samantha Adams, Hannah Anderson, Kate Angus, Yvonne Apollonio, John Asalone, Stephani Atkins, James Barry, James Bartlett, Ian Bearce, Roger Beck, Sidra Bell, Clyde Bellecourt, Bennett Bennett, Savita  Bettaglio, Lisa Berg, Karen Berkowitz, Ben Bettenhausen, Weston Bingham, Yana Bovenistier, Katie Bratsch, Diana Budds, Janet Burroway, Robert Campbell III, Andrew Carlson, Anders Carlson-Wee, Danika Casas, Alexandra Chelaru, Ting Ting Cheng, Georgios Cherouvim, Tiana Clark, Andrew Colon, Rebecca Collins, Tamara Conyngham, Lisa Condemi, Samuel Cook, Miles Coon, Heidi Czerwiec, Rachel Czipo, Daniel Daly, Jennifer David, Jordan Deckenbach, Maya Delany, Danielle Dillon, Kate Dolan, Jean Dolittle, Mohamed Echkouna, Jeremiah Edwards, Hervey Evans, Michael Fanuele, Meg Farrington, Larry Fisher, Scott Foley, Robin Frank, Taylor  Franklin, Tushrik Fredericks, Jake Friedman, Brooke Furley, Jessica Furuli, Andrew Gamson, Rocio Garcia, Todd Gilmour, Michael Girandola, Aaron Greenberg, Rachel Greene, Wendy Gonzalez-Baez, John Goodman, Kim Goodman, Sue Goodstar, Jocelyn Hagen, Kieran Hanrahan, Katherine Hanson, Mohammad Hammad, Paul Harstad, Morgana Hasil, Headmistress Press, Trace Henderson, Mallory Capri Henson, Jenny Hermanson, John Hermanson, Bettine Hermanson, Pat Hermanson, Pat Heywood, Liz Higgins, Jane Hirshfield, Janet Hodges, Lisa Hollingsworth, Constance Holmes, Graci Horne, Jennifer Huang, Johanna Hynes, Sonja Ina, David Ingle, Donna Isaac, Gallery Ivy, Jackie James, Miles Jay, James Jelkin, Stephanie Johns, Julie Johnson, Cheri Johnson, Rhianon Jones, Laura Keller, Tom Keller, James Kempf, Tiernan Kennedy, Jean Kilbourne, Mary Knox, Nick Korompilas, Tim Kramer, Brian Kruse, David Kruta, Allison Kunzman, Jenny Landon, Anais La Rocca, Lizi Latimer, Jamal Lavar, Diane LeBlanc, Jessica Lee, James Lenfestey, Marjory Levitt, Drew Lewis, Crystal Lieb, Gisela Limberg, Cynthia Louissaint, Misa Lucyshyn, Jeanne Lutz, Erik Madsen-Bond, Victor Magro, Karlene Magnuson, Tom Mahoney, Katherine Malaga, Monty Marsh, Thalia Mavros, Timothy Mayo, Greta McClain, Georgia McClure, Jamil McGinnis, Ethna McKiernan, Elizabeth McNerney, Thomas Meyer, Rene Meyer Grimberg, Amanda Miller, Patrick Milling-Smith, Marita Mohr, William Mohr, Amhalise Morgan, Fernando Morillo, Jane Morledge, Alliah Mourad, Harald Musum, Susan Nackers, Arianna Nason, Susannah Nevison, Sarah Ogutu, One Man, Devon Overstreet, Tabitha Ozturk, Sophia Parker, Doug Pearson, Loraine Peone, Tia Perkins, Gene Peterson, Pied Piper, Inc, Hila Plitmann, Edu Po, Aran Quinn, Lydia Rahill, Colin Reilly, Andrew Reynolds, Ty Richardson, Kara Ries, Brian Rigney Hubbard, Niall Rogers, Lee Roripaugh, Julie Rosenbaum, Jake Runestad, Robert Ryang, Joshua Safalow, Jonathan Saunders, Adam Schnee, Chris Schneider, Sarah Schoenholtz, Angie Schoemer, Sarah Schulz-Arnold, Heidi Schuster, Daniel Scott-Croxford, Sanjana Sekhar, Shauna Seresin, Nate Seymour, Rachael Shearer, Nargis Sheerazie, Casey Showalter, Karen Sideris, Patrick Siegrist, Liz Silver, Ryan Simon, Andi Skrukrud Hughes, Katherine Smith, Philipp Smith, Penny Snipper, Ron Spatz, Cian Speers, Emi Stewart, Rebecca Stibbe, Michael Straher, William Stobb, Carol Stoddart, Nellie Stokeld, Amy Stoner, Julie Stroud, Mckenzie Stubbert, Darleen Tareeq, Tamayo Toler, Jean Tomasko, Erica Thompson, Tash Tung, David Unowsky, Emily VanCook, Wesley Volcy, Scott Winters, Leigh Vorhies, Xiaolu Wang, Jason Welsh, Marty Wetherall, Tammy Darrah Wenberg, Amy West, Anne White, Liz Yang, Din Yates, Jai Yates, Tiffanie Young, Kathleen Zappa, Marianne Zarzana, Leal Zielinska, Gillian Zinzer, Deborah Zvosec.