The second year of Midwest Video Poetry Festival will take place in Madison at Arts +Literature Laboratory and also in Milwaukee at Woodland Pattern Book Center next week on October 8 and 9. The program engages a diverse audience and amplifies the voices of Indigenous, LGBTQ+ artists, and artists of color and presents the work of local, national, and international poets and filmmakers.
Joining Friday Buzz host, Jonathan Zarov, is Genia Daniels and Caroline Rumley. Daniels, who has been overseeing the curation team and selection process, is the Managing Director of the Festival and has been involved with Arts + Literature Laboratory since its start in 2015. Rumley, who is a featured artist at the festival, is an American filmmaker who combines solo-shot film, found and archival footage, text, and sound to illuminate a personal or public experience and has had her films screened internationally.
(Image courtesy of Art + Literature Laboratory)