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NTU students showcase an exciting array of poetry films

What better way to celebrate National Poetry Day 2020 than by enjoying some marvellous poetry films produced by our very own students?

Manjit Sahota poem
Still from Manjit Sahota's poem: Unexpected Item in the Bagging Area

Our partners at Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature recently commissioned a group of students to create a series of videos showcasing our city’s fantastic word and poetry scene, as part of the Poetry Pulse Project, collated by Dr Rebecca Cullen.

The project looked at how digital media and technology could help capture the work poets are doing, and showcase that regionally, nationally, and internationally, through UNESCO’s network of 28 Cities of Literature.

With support from Senior Lecturer Dr Catherine Adams, our BA (Hons) Communication & Society and Media students joined forces with a group of professional poets to explore ways they could visually represent poetry in the digital space.

The eight videos, which can be viewed online, were fantastic examples of this creative approach.

We’d like to thank all the poets involved in giving our students an unmissable experience – Sue Allen, Martin Grey, Tuesday Shannon, Lytisha Tunbridge, Sue Dymoke, Manjit Sahota, Dr Rebecca Cullen, and Lauren Terry.

Nottingham UNESCO City of Literature is one of NTU’s cultural strategic partners. Its mission is to build a better world with words. It uses the power of words to transform lives, create new opportunities and establish Nottingham as a leading destination for lovers of literature worldwide.

Published on 25 September 2020
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