Cole W. Williams
3 Questions for Cole
What was your process for creating this work?
The video poem "Untitled I" was created from the platform Blender. Blender is software for creating animation movies. Here, I combined photos, text arrangement, voice recording and Blender software to create a moving animated poem.
What is the significance of the form/genre/medium(s) you chose for this work?
Poetry doesn't have to be words delegated to a flat page. Poetry is everywhere and transforms into everything. I ask myself how poems and word art could be joined with other art mediums to reach new viewers and listeners? What are artful ways the viewer can interact with your poems?
What is the significance of this work to you?
"Untitled I" is an on-going search into the power of one voice. The capability in one voice for connecting and how we perceive ourselves, our effect on others; what happens when we work to change the way we let our words roll into the world.
Cole W. Williams is the author of Hear the River Dammed: Poems from the Edge of the Mississippi (Beaver’s Pond Press, 2017) as well as several books for children. Her poems have appeared in Intima: Journal of Narrative Medicine, Martin Lake Journal, Indolent Books online, Waxing & Waning, Harpy Hybrid Review, WINK, Creatopia, and other journals, as well as in a number of anthologies. She recently attended Rockland Writer's Colony. Williams is a student in the MFA program at Augsburg University in Minneapolis.