A video magazine about poetry
A description of the author's intent behind this most unusual enterprise.
Blank Verse Films is a video magazine that produces poetry-related films. Our mission is to broaden the reach of poetry & literature by putting it on screens. We are operated by filmmaker Mike Gioia, poet Jordan Potter, and a few like-minded readers across California
Poems are selected largely through our own lonely impulse of delight. Commissions and partnerships are not our focus, but if you would like to reach out, we are receptive and you can email us with any inquiries. We operate as a non-profit through our fiscal sponsor Film Independent. You can support us through their donation page.
Our ambition is to establish 'poetry videos' as a recognized genre of film like music videos. If you want to post your own poetry video here, we encourage you to send it to us. Sign up for our newsletter to get updates on our films.
And if you don't know, now you know.