2023 Poetry Films for the Griffin Foundation

In 2023, the Griffin Poetry Prize invited Lior Shamriz to create films for the five shortlisted poets. commissioned to create eight poetry films.

To create the films, Shamriz projected materials on landscapes, flowers, props, and human models in Santa Cruz, California, adding tiny bits of digital manipulations. Additionally, Shamriz wrote music to accompany the readings.

Ocean Vuong – “Time Is a Mother”

Ada Limón – “Privacy”

Roger Reeves – “Children Listen”

Susan Musgrave – “Exculpatory Lilies”

Iman Mersal – “A grave I’m about to dig”