Issue 3 Scene Reports

A slow summer it was not—at least for Ottawa spoken word. This past season saw the release of a gorgeous videopoem, Poetry in Motion. It features a piece by Brandon Wint, with musical accompaniment by Claude Munson and video work/concept by Craig Allen Conoley of Partus Films. You can read the review and see the video here. Since its release, it has been snatched up as an official selection of this year’s Ottawa International Film Festival and Heather Haley’s Visible Verse 2011 in Vancouver. We also saw the birth of a collaborative hip hop project by Prufrock aka Shadowrunner and Hyfidelik. A flurry of pieces have been recorded and released over the past several months, with a track called 'Sabotage' available for free download here.