Curated & Hosted by Heather Haley
Pacific Cinémathèque and Vancouver poet, author, musician and media artist Heather Haley celebrate 10 years of Visible Verse! First presented at Pacific Cinémathèque in 2000, when the event was known as the Vancouver Videopoem Festival, Visible Verse is a special annual program devoted to video poetry (also known as poetry film or cine-poetry), a hybrid creative form that integrates verse with media-art visuals produced by a camera or a computer. This year, to celebrate its 10th anniversary, Visible Verse features an expanded two-day festival program made up of screenings (including both retrospective and current works), live spoken-word/poetry performances, and a panel discussion.
Heather Haley is a Vancouver poet, author, musician and artist who pushes boundaries by creating across disciplines, genres and media. She is the author the poetry collections Sideways (2003) and Three Blocks West of Wonderland (2009), director of the video poems Purple Lipstick (2006), Bushwhack (2010) and How to Remain (2010) as a musical artist has released a CD of spoken-word songs, Princess Nut (2008). Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and anthologies, her video poems screened at many international film festivals, and she has performed her poetry and music around the world.