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Writing Samples
This is a page where you can check out some of my work. There are several video presentations of both my contemporary poetry and fiction pieces, and a couple of video poems that I created. There is also a reading from my nonfiction text.
Samples of Poetry

These videos are samples of what I

call video poems. They are poems

included in my poetry book, Stars in

the Junkyard (Cyberwit, 2020) and

they are made in 2023 using Filmora

for the film-making program and both

use free film clips from Mixkit.

 

 

Rainforest

 

This one is a poem about living in

Vancouver, B.C. during my D.Ed

studies (1998-2000).

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skin Deep Batik

This video poem is a rendering of a

poem that sees the hand prints of

men left in various colours left on the

skin of women like tatoos. It is a poem

about sexualized violence.

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What follows are two video poems created long ago and posted on YouTube. Oracle is from Stars in the Junkyard (Cyberwit, 2020) and Personal Myths is from The Body Labyrinth (Coach House Press, 1984).

Oracle: Lucid Dreaming

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nl0k6ponWHc

 

Personal Myths

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZkEU7M3ABk&list=PLB2DCE77631D4B85B

Samples of Fiction

These are video recordings made using my cell phone and mounted on You Tube in 2019 or 2020.

excerpt from Rappings in Naming The Shadows
https://youtu.be/r_lbR1sO5OA

excerpt from Jigsaw in Naming The Shadows
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ue2wRqmv-DE

 

Samples of Nonfiction

Once again, these are video recordings made using my cell phone and mounted on You Tube in 2019 or 2020.

excerpt from The Name Unspoken – focuses on the coincidence between the man and the school
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E41NnMaHq_s

Interview of Pauline Shirt & Sharon Berg about The Name Unspoken on The Channel on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDug_fsXkl8RV9Ed4IQNYdg

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