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JOINT: A Poetry/Video Collaboration
Spring 2016

Overview       The Video Poems      About JOINT

In the fall of 2015, poet John Poch and video artist Alex Henery collaborated to make the video poem Sonnet on Time. This collaboration is one of the several catalysts that led to the JOINT collaboration at Texas Tech University.

Throughout the spring semester of 2016, JOINT: A Poetry/Video Collaboration engaged Texas Tech University (TTU) students of Professors John Poch and Jiawei Gong in creating collaborative works of poetry and video/film throughout the spring semester of 2016. The student pairs met individually to craft a collaborative vision and product, working collectively to study and critique the production of work by collaborating faculty, artists and students. We hope you enjoy our work.

The completed projects were screened on May 3rd at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema to a packed house. Dr. Wyatt Phillips, assistant professor of Film & Media in the Department of English, served as juror of the videos. Having viewed all the work prior to the screening, the Juror’s award winners were announced before all the videos were screened. The Audience Choice Award, collected on ballots after the screenings, was announced the following day.

Juror's Best of JOINT Selection


Two Justifications for Claustrophobia
Alexis McGrigg, director
Brian Larsen, poet

Juror's Runners Up

Dead Town
Jennifer Fisk, director
Chad Abushanab, poet

Microscopic Study
Kristen Swartz, director
Chad Abushanab, poet

Audience Choice Award

Bone Thinning
Xiaomiao Wang, director
Bethany McKinney, poet

Click to view all of The Video Poems.

Special thanks to

The Ryla T. and John F. Lott Endowment for Excellence in the Visual Arts, the College of Visual & Performing Arts, and Landmark Arts in the School of Art. Additional thanks go to Robert Saucedo and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.