THE DARK STRANGER – Poetry Movie, Written by Billie Myers

Watch the DARK POETRY Contest winner for 2017.

From the Poet:

Basically the poem speaks for itself. Yet, it is a narrator describing himself in a very grim situation, ie: lying paralyzed on a war-tortured beach, He is also describing the ANSWER.

Forever No, and in turn describes the moment of his death. But, deeper it goes. When writing this poem I was extremely ill with pneumonia, etc. and contemplating my own death through verse.

Narration by Frances Townend

Editor & Visual Design by Carey Daiter

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

 

Poetry #2 by Xzaviar Allen

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Poetry #2 by Xzaviar Allen

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poetry collection?

The theme of my poems was sexual intercourse. A vulgar/inappropriate subject maybe, but the inspiration behind the pieces drove me to write in such a way.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I’m not sure how people will react to these particular poems; people usually like them, but it depends on who’s reading.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem in the fifth grade. Ive been hooked ever since.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poets are modern-age poets. J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, etc. Hip Hop is a form of poetry; I write my “poems” as though they were song lyrics.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I found out about WILDsound kind of randomly; I thought it couldn’t hurt to submit my work to somebody. Maybe they’ll like it!

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I wrote a short story in college for a class project; I wouldn’t mind writing a script though. I guess it depends on what mood I’m in and what inspiration I have at the moment.

7) What is your passion in life?

My true passions in life are poetry and music; even so, I am skilled in other areas. I currently serve my country as a soldier in the United States Army.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Poetry #1 by Xzaviar Allen

Poetry performed by Geoff Mays

Poetry #1 by Xzaviar Allen

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poetry collection?

The theme of my poems was sexual intercourse. A vulgar/inappropriate subject maybe, but the inspiration behind the pieces drove me to write in such a way.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I’m not sure how people will react to these particular poems; people usually like them, but it depends on who’s reading.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I wrote my first poem in the fifth grade. Ive been hooked ever since.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poets are modern-age poets. J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Jay Z, Kanye West, etc. Hip Hop is a form of poetry; I write my “poems” as though they were song lyrics.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I found out about WILDsound kind of randomly; I thought it couldn’t hurt to submit my work to somebody. Maybe they’ll like it!

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I wrote a short story in college for a class project; I wouldn’t mind writing a script though. I guess it depends on what mood I’m in and what inspiration I have at the moment.

7) What is your passion in life?

My true passions in life are poetry and music; even so, I am skilled in other areas. I currently serve my country as a soldier in the United States Army.

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Producer/Director: Matthew Toffolo http://www.matthewtoffolo.com

Editor: John Johnson

Casting: Sean Ballantyne

Poetry Movie: Love – A Mystical Paradox by Somali K Chakrabarti

Watch the 2016 LOVE Poetry Contest Winner. Turned into a movie.

Love – A Mystical Paradox by Somali K Chakrabarti

Narrated by Becky Shrimpton

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Editing & Visual Design by Yujin Song

Poem For Tranquility – Poetry Reading by JoyAnne O’Donnell

Watch the poetry reading performed by Val Cole.

Poem For Tranquility by JoyAnne O’Donnell

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

My theme is tranquility.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

With happiness or something that relates to them.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

For a longtime since i’m young.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

Elizabeth Bishop

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

To reach an audience to spread good throughout the world peace and tranquil moments.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I’ve also written some movie scripts.

7) What is your passion in life?

To be a great writer.

 

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

North of Tombstone, 3 A M – Poetry Reading by Doug Stanfield

Watch the poetry reading performed by Val Cole.

NORTH OF TOMBSTONE, 3AM  by Doug Stanfield:

Get to know the poet:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

How a harsh land shapes the people who survive its challenges. In this case, it is the desert along the Mexican border in Arizona.

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I would hope the reader will get a feeling for how life at the margins might be for ordinary people, and for the law of unintended consequences. I hope this piece will allow for some empathy for those who know how to survive.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

For a little over two years. I had a career as a writer for about 35 years, mostly in journalism (newspapers)

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

I have two or three favorites, actually. My first is Carl Sandburg but lately I’ve been reading the excellent work of Jim Harrison and the North Carolina writer named Sheri Smith. I think my favorites tend to be for those who write more in the narrative style, almost prose, but not quite. And I like those who have a basic affection for our common humanity, rather than those who moan about things too much.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

You mean besides the ego trip? ?

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

I’m working on a novel, mystery, with lots of sex.

7) What is your passion in life?

At my, age waking up every day is all the passion I need. I figure if I wake up then everything else is irrelevant, and I try to have the best time I can.

 

 

Director/Producer: Matthew Toffolo
Casting: Sean Ballantyne
Editor: John Johnson

Watch Poetry Movie: Raphael and Lucifer: A Mini Epic of Creation and Evolution PART ONE

Poem by Rollan McCleary

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Visual Design by Vira Solovyova

 

Poem by Rollan McCleary

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Visual Design by Vira Solovyova

Watch 2015, Poetry Movie by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Best Poetry of 2015 Runner Up.

Poetry by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Narrated by Steve Rizzo

Editing and Visual Design by Yujin Song

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

2015, Poetry Movie by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Best Poetry of 2015 Runner Up.

Poetry by Gloria D. Gonsalves

Narrated by Steve Rizzo

Editing and Visual Design by Yujin Song

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Watch the 2015 Poetry Festival winner.

The 2015 Poetry Festival winner.

Poetry by Jane Gill-Wilson

Narrated by Steve Rizzo

Editing and Visual Design by Yujin Song

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Paris – The Atrocity 13th November 2015 by Jane Gill-Wilson

The 2015 Poetry Festival winner.

Poetry by Jane Gill-Wilson

Narrated by Steve Rizzo

Editing and Visual Design by Yujin Song

Produced by Matthew Toffolo

Forgiveness Poetry Reading by Sherille Williams, Performed by Maya Wolosyzn

I never had my poem recited by someone else. I saw the website and just decided to give it a try. I’m not a winner of anything so when I actually won this opportunity I was really proud of myself. Along with the book I put this poem in, my first book THE MARKS ON MY SKIN.

Watch the Poetry Reading: FORGIVENESS:

Get to know poet Sherille Williams:

1) What is the theme of your poem?

The name of my poem is called Forgiveness

2) How would you like people to respond when they read or watch your poetry reading?

I would like people to respond to this poem by understanding this feeling of forgiveness is not easy but simple.

3) How long have you been writing poetry?

I been writing poetry since I was 14. I use to play my Alicia keys music and incorporate that along with the pain I endured in my life.

4) Do you have a favorite poet?

My favorite poet is Emily Dickinson, not only for her work but how she lived her life. She secluded herald from others and I have a bad habit of doing that.

5) What influenced you to submit to WILDsound and have your poetry performed by a professional actor?

I never had my poem recited by someone else. I saw the website and just decided to give it a try. I’m not a winner of anything so when I actually won this opportunity I was really proud of myself. Along with the book I put this poem in, my first book THE MARKS ON MY SKIN.

6) Do you write other works? scripts? Short Stories? Etc..?

Yes, I am a songwriter and regularly co write with other artists. I am also writing my debut novel.

I have not wire turn short stories in a long time so no I have not, if the idea was presented to me then I would not mind using my creative mind to help out.

7) What is your passion in life?

My passion in life is helping others. If I cannot help you then I feel bad so writing poetry for allows me to use the stories of people I know and use my own experience to help others. Understanding someone else’s thoughts usually seem a one sided. So with creative writing it allows me to place in different perspectives but the raw truth.
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Poetry performed by Maya Wolosyzn

Produced/Directed by Matthew Toffolo

Editor/Shot by John Johnson

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