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Theory poetry film - Part I

The Canadian Tom Konyves is well known for his theory work "Videopoetry: A Manifesto". But he has published much more on visual poetry and poetry film. We would like to present a selection of his theoretical works on our website. It´s a statement to his outstanding approach to film poetry and poetry film. First we are going to introduce to his fundamental work on Issuu written in 2011: It´s called Videopoetry: A Manifesto.



                                                    VIDEOPOETRY: A MANIFESTO BY TOM KONYVES




Tom Konyves
Faculty-Instructor Literature and Visual Arts University of the Fraser Valley. Born in Budapest, based in Montreal until 1983, his work is distinguished by Dadaist/Surrealist/experimental writings, performance works and videopoems. He has published 6 books of poetry. In 1978, he coined the term 'videopoetry' to describe his multimedia work, and is considered to be one of the original pioneers of the form. He is the author of  "Videopoetry: A Manifesto", published on Sept. 6, 2011. As one of the leading theorists of the genre of videopoetry - his Manifesto was reposted on numerous blogs, including W.J.T. Mitchell's Critical Inquiry, and to date has been accessed on by more than 20,000 readers in 66 countries - he has been invited to address festivals, conferences and symposia in Buenos Aires, Berlin, New York, London, Amsterdam, Montpellier, among others.