Toward the end of May, I went to Minneapolis for the premiere at the Walker Art Center of the Sixth Season of Motionpoems, a webseries of short films adapted from poems by various contemporary authors. This season was interesting because all the poets were women, although the filmmakers were not – I believe there were about five female filmmakers out of a total of fourteen or fifteen. I write fiction as well as poetry and have even dabbled mildly in screenwriting, so I’ve definitely had my fantasies about having my work adapted on film, but I would hardly have thought that that particular dream would one day be fulfilled through the adaptation of a poem! The short film of “How Not To Need Resurrection” can be found here: https://vimeo.com/129687781 and should eventually appear on the Motionpoems site here: http://www.motionpoems.com/ with some supplementary materials (the poems are being released there individually over the course of the next year).
In addition, there have been some new reviews of Resurrection Party – I especially liked the one here: http://sabotagereviews.com/2015/05/07/resurrection-party-by-michalle-gould/ which is very detailed and thoughtful. Like many Americans, I have a touch of Anglophilia, so having my book reviewed in an English accent was a fun thrill for me.
I have a few new poems coming out this week, so links are forthcoming. It is encouraging to see some of the poems from what I hope will be my next book finding good homes and interesting to observe the shift from primarily print publication to primarily online (at least in my own case).
I hope you will enjoy the film! I am very grateful to the filmmakers for choosing my poem, among all the options they had available to them.