Poetry Expo 24 / 11 February 2024

Wild Constructs: The Human and The Other

Mental health narratives in poetry films

Poetry Expo 24

This program presents the best poetry films on the subject of mental health that were shown at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival. The poetry clips, animations and experimental films are based on poems by Tanya Davis, Etta Streicher, Ron Koertge, Audrey Lane Cockett, Lani O'Hanlon and Paula Harris. 

Poetry Film 'Wild Constructs: The Human and The Other' (Canada, 2019) directed by Audrey Lane Cockett based on her same titled poem.

In her dance-based poetry clip, Spoken Word writer and nature pedagogue Audrey Lane Cockett makes a plea for mental health, social justice and care for nature – for the human and the Other.

The project is part of the subtheme Mental health narratives in poetry.


Haus für Poesie/ ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival

Since its foundation in 1991, the Haus für Poesie, formerly the Literaturwerkstatt Berlin, has been promoting and supporting all areas of literature, but especially poetry, both as the written word and in conjunction with other art forms and media. Its work has focused exclusively on poetry since 2000. It is the venue where contemporary poetry in all its diversity of forms is showcased and discussed.

The Haus für Poesie brings poets to Germany from all over the world and endeavours to promote German authors abroad. Its production commissions provide incentives for innovation and experiment. The Haus für Poesie opens up dialogue with the audience, promoting access to poetry and understanding of poetry and its forms among the public.