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PoetryFilm Archive: “Every Morning She’d Leave Me” by Victoria Bean

Every Morning She’d Leave Me is the story of an ordinary man with an extraordinary history: his life in London in the 1960s underworld has been captured in a series of concrete poems created using his own words. Part poetry, part social document, the film features language from another time: watches on a villain’s wrists are “kettles” and dollars are “Oxford scholars”. The film is an animation set in American Typewriter Light.

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Victoria Bean (RCA) is an artist and member of an artist imprint called Arc. Her debut poetry collection is called Caught.

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