In February during a special screening of Cinenova: All Hands on the Archive, featuring The Displaced View and Ronna Bloom’s video, I Feel Hopeful about the Future, I had the opportunity to chat with Ronna about her work and her current poetry. I was struck by the power of her video and her understated yet effective performance on camera. I encouraged her to consider a redux version of the video, 26 years after the original. Although this hasn’t yet happened we did manage to come up with something else.
In August we finally had a chance to meet and share some ideas and thoughts about our work. She mentioned that she had a book launch coming up in September and I offered to create a few small videos based on some of her poetry. Use These Poems is one of the results.
Ronna’s collection of poetry, Cloudy with a Fire in the Basement, is published by Pedlar Press and is available through Amazon or your local, independent bookseller.
Poetry: Ronna Bloom
Visualization: Midi Onodera