P.O.T.E.

An ongoing project translating the text of E.E. Cummings into moving compositions.

Cumming poems are abstracted in a form that accompanies and enhances the text. In order for the reader to experience them, they must be seen not read.

P.O.T.E. (Poetry of the Eye) is a series which explores this abstraction further through a new mode: animation.

“The day of the spoken lyric is past. The poem which has at last taken its place does not sing itself; it build itself, three dimensionally, gradually, subtly, in the conciousness of the experiencer”

From Selected Poems edited by Richard S. Kennedy.