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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Stalking the Stanza

Recently, listening to Rebecca Farivar's Break the Line podcast, I heard an interview with filmmaker and poet Ram Devineni, about a web series he directed, called Verse: A Murder Mystery (available at Koldcast TV online).

The web series follows a poet who stumbles upon a part of a manuscript of a(nother) murdered poet. The hero of the series then proceeds to solve the 30-year-old mystery surrounding her death by using clues out of her poems to identify her stalker and killer. Apparently the series scriptwriter, herself a poet, actually wrote a complete poetry manuscript in the persona of the murdered poet, and said manuscript is downloadable, should you become that involved in the series. Farivar points out that some of the poems in the manuscript don't have anything to do with the stalking/murder, as a poet would naturally write about many different subjects, so you don't have to worry that reading it will spoil your enjoyment of the series, as the clues are thus not obvious.

All episodes are available online free of charge. So far there are seven episodes available, and I haven't finished watching, so I don't know if that's the entire series or where more will be posted later. But I wanted to tell you, as it could be something interesting to watche this summer.

Extras and trailers available at the Rattapallax YouTube Channel.


Sandy Longhorn said...

You find the coolest things. I've subscribed to the podcasts and plan to watch the series ASAP!

Many thanks from a grateful fan!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

Actually, I have to thank you, Sandy. I was at your website yesterday and saw that the August Poetry Postcard signup was almost over, and I got in just under the deadline (3rd from the last!). I haven't done this in four years or so, and had forgotten about, so thanks for the reminder!

Sandy Longhorn said...

Yay! So far, I'm having a blast with the postcard project. We'll see how long that lasts!

Jessica Goodfellow said...

I'm having a lot of fun so far too but know from past experiences that in about week three I'm going to be kicking myself for signing up.