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January 21, 2009 / schulerbooks

Classic Poetry Animated As Never Before

One of the many other bookselling blogs led me to the discovery of an absolutely fascinating, if at times mildly creepy, poetry project posted on YouTube by British videographer Jim Clark.

Essentially, he has taken photographs of famous poets and modified them with computer animation, so it seems as if they are reading their poetry to you. In some cases the audio recording is of the author’s actual voice, creating an incredible composite that Clark refers to as “poem animation”.

The selection of poems is fabulous, capable of tempting hours of free time away. Check it out at:

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations

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