Archive for October, 2010
I’ve recently become interested in the idea of “watching a poem”. I think, apart from anything else, for a generation unaccustomed to reading poetry, representing a poem visually is an interesting idea. Have a look at this visual poem made by Headgear Animation based on a short poem called Forgetfulness by Billy Collins. How do you think you could exploit it in class?
Watch the video here
The video clip is actually featured in the forthcoming English Unlimited Advanced self-study pack, published by Cambridge University Press. Please see attached file for how it looks in the book. The book obviously features other more conventional video material such as drama, documentaries and film clips as well as more experimental genres such as this. I hope you find it interesting.
See the activities: Forgetfulness Video Worksheet