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