As poet laureate, I gathered 6 “river poems” by local poets that appeared on film screens between films during the 2016 Indie Grits film festival last year, Watermarked. April is also National Poetry Month! I wanted to do this again this year for the 2017 Indie Grits festival, Visiones, a multidisciplinary film and arts festival focused on the Latinx community and Latin American artists. So, if you attended this year, you may have seen one of the following poems ahead of film screenings.
Dream/Sueña – Vera Gómez
Believe me – Juan David Cruz
State of Nation – Loli Molina
La salida – Santiago Garcia-Castanon
Visions – Manuel J. Torres-Angel, aka TManning
Las Semilitas (Tiny Seeds) – Lissette Landa Treanor
Contigo y sin ti – Gloria Bayne
Thanks to the Nickelodeon Theatre, Indie Grits, the wonderful contributing poets, and the City of Columbia. Happy National Poetry Month!