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.”

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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

HEAD WRITERS
Virginia Emery

POETS LAUREATE
Carla Pavone, Jack Miles

SCRIPT WRITERS
John R Miles, Susan Smoluchowski, Katherine Smith

COPY WRITERS
Steve Self and Marla Husnik, Susan Milchman, Susan Duncan

CO-WRITERS
Amy Torgeson, Andrew Carlson and Lisa, Colleen Carias, James Kempf–dedicated to Mikayla Kempf, Jim Kempf, John Pound, Robert Root, Adam Halpern, Gina N Collier–dedicated to the Thunderbird Spoken Word Poetry Team and to the Thornwood High School Lit-Mag 2.0, James Lenfestey, Jim Lenfestey, John Miles, Mehdi and Jenny Katoozi, Rachel Greene and Victor Perazzoli, Steve Jevning, Thomas Mahoney

GHOST WRITERS
Cheri Johnson, Harmony Button, Kathryn Richey, Theodore Kiesselbach, Chris Pope, Danielle Dart, Joel Showalter, Katharine Malaga, Matt Kramer, Melissa Studdard, Michael B Henderson, Michael Winther, Paige Riehl, Peter and Anne Christ, Rosanna Staffa, Susan Dingle, Victoria Kelly, Heidi Nagel, Marjory Levitt, Sharon Chmielzarz, Pat and John Hermanson, Anne Stenzel, Constance Holmes–dedicated to Rosamond Rosenmeier, Geoff Warner, James Longenbcah, Janet Burroway–dedicated to Tim, Jean K Tomasko, Michelle Hensley, Thomas, Stephen, Tomasko, Jean , Orla Dunstan