Through Glass, Darkly
Katharine Goda’s poems appear in The High Window, Fenland Poetry, Blue Nib, Writers’ Block, The Result Is What You See Today (Smith│Doorstop), Play (Broadsheet), Life of Breath, Café Writers. Awards include (Highly) Commended in Blue Nib Chapbook, Otley, YorkMix and Settle Sessions Competitions. She’s passionate about developing community creative writing.
One of the things I love about poetry is the way both writing and reading it startles your focus. The ordinary becomes extraordinary, ideas and emotions revealed in each twist of a line. I am intrigued by what we choose to include and what we leave out, by the unsaid finding its way through anyway. Perhaps this is why the film poem felt like a gift – it represents someone else hearing my words and dappling them with their own truth. And this for me is the centre of poetry – that it connects. It connects ideas, experiences and people who need never meet but who share a moment of understanding, a yes.
Voiced by Sophie Dumont
Professor Bambo Soyinka is an award-winning writer, director and immersive story developer. With more than a decade’s experience in multi-platform storytelling and production, she has initiated and directed projects across the UK and internationally. Bambo is Professor of Story at Bath Spa University and Chair of the Research Centre for Transcultural Creativity and Education. She conceived and founded Paper Nations in 2015. Bambo is the Director/Principal Investigator of “Bulletins from the Edge”.
“All of the films in “Bulletins from the Edge” are the outcome of a three-way conversation between the creative production team, the writer, and me. Some of the films were quick and easy to make. We were able to intuitively ‘tune in’ to each other and we reached a shared vision that we were all happy with. Other films took much longer to make and required several conversations with the writer, sometimes leading to an extended back-and-fore process with the editorial team before we settled on a joint approach.”
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