Poetry

I Am Soil Breaking Off

Video Poetry |  3 minutes

Synopsis

Life often exposes us to violent storms. But like the seed of the mangrove tree, we can find a home wherever we drift.

Production Team

Direction and Poetry by Paloma Sierra

Translation by Abigail Salmon

Animation by Andrew Edwards

Music Composition by Dusty Sanders

Audio Engineering by Sebastian Gutierrez

Funding by City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon  Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier

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Every Word I Say to You

Video Poetry  |  1.5 minutes

Synopsis

A caretaker experiences various emotions as they care for a loved one who lives with Alzheimer's. 

 

The poem is inspired by my family's experience living with Alzheimer's. Since my grandmother's diagnosis in 2015, my father and his siblings have dedicated themselves to ensuring my grandmother receives all the love and care she deserves. This poem is for them, my grandmother, and the many families who are living with Alzheimer's.

Production Team

Direction and Poetry by Paloma Sierra

Animation by Supawat Vitoorapakorn

Music and Sound by Andrew Abrahamsen

Funding by City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon  Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier​

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Let This Be

Video Poetry  |  1 minute

Production Team

Direction and Poetry by Paloma Sierra

Animation by Remy Davison

Music Composition by Eric Matthew Richardson

Audio Engineering by Sebastian Gutierrez

Funding by City of Asylum, RADical ImPAct Grant, and Carnegie Mellon  Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier

Publications

Poetry Film Live, 2021

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Where There Was Fire, Ashes Remain

Print Poem

Publications

Persephone's Daughters, Issue Five, Fall 2018

 

Illustration

Ivan Potter-Smith for At Home Artists Project's Poetry Night

Illustration by Ivan Potter-Smith. A fire with a face burns over a saturated green background.