Visible Verse is set for Saturday, October 13th. 2012 will be the eleventh year for Vancouver's premiere video poem festival (take that, um, other Vancouver video poem festivals?). The schedule is posted and looks eclectic and interesting as usual, with contributions coming in from around the world (Al Rempel, Gary Barwin, George Bowering, and more represent Canada).
I'm not going to be able to make it this year, but if I were to go I already know what one of my favourites would be. Fiona Tinwei Lam's poem "Omelet" from Enter the Chrsyanthemum was recently video-poemed by a group of Emily Carr students and... wow... if only every poet could be lucky enough to have such treatment. They did an incredible job. Take a look:
Omelet from Claire J. C. Stewart on Vimeo.
I can't promise everything will be as beautiful as this, but if even a small fraction is, you'll be in for a good show. So mark your calendar for October 13th!