Intro to A Clear Midnight

Poetry is my deepest love and to me poetry is simply about making words come to life. Invariably this comes down to striking a balance between passion and technique. I explore poetry visually. Sometimes I work with my own words. At other times I tap visually into preexistent text. Recently Peter Carlaftes and Kat Georges of Three Rooms Press invited me to participate in Illegal Leaves of Grass, an event that took place earlier today (4/5/2013) at The Cornelia Street Café.  I created this Flash animation rendering of Walt Whitman’s poem A Clear Midnight for the event. I am most pleased with the way the animation came out and it was a pleasure participating in the event.

Animation duration: 54.6 seconds, before looping.

Peter Schmideg

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