The idea for The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival began when poet and filmmaker R.W. Perkins realized he was the guy who could make it happen. "I'm a video poet and had a lot of success with my stuff overseas -- I was noticing a lot of really talented filmmakers being showcased in Germany and the United Kingdom," Perkins explains. "I'd seen a few of these (festivals) pop up in the U.S., but not too many. I was thinking, it would be kind of cool if someone would do that here -- and one day it dawned on me, I'm somebody."
From The Mantis Shrimp, a 2013 Body Electric Poetry Film Festival selection.
Perkins acted on this revelation, and the result is Saturday's Body Electric Poetry Film Festival, a single evening in Fort Collins that will showcase short, cinematically-expressed poems from around the globe.More »