For their video poem, director John Lavin selected visuals suggestive of Carolyn Hembree’s “Raven Spell,” including handcrafted environments, bird murals, the poet’s photos of Appalachia, and outer space. The film depicts the poet creating a three-dimensional environment with her own hands, one that she can interact with and incorporate into her sorcery. “Raven Spell” is included in Hembree’s second collection, Rigging a Chevy into a Time Machine and Other Ways to Escape a Plague, winner of the 2015 Trio Award and the 2015 Rochelle Ratner Memorial Award (Trio House Press, 2016).Read More
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Kelly Q. Anderson