R.W. Perkins is a poet, writer and filmmaker from Fort Collins, Colorado. Perkins latest short subject film "The Big Wait" is a top 20 finalist in Canon and Ron Howard's Project Imaginat10n Film Contest. Perkins' work has been published on the Atticus Review, Moving Poems, The Denver Egotist, The Connotation Press and The Huffington Post Denver. His work has been featured at film festivals all over the world including an 18 state tour with the New Belgium Brewery’s Clips Beer & Film Tour in 2012 and at the ZEBRA Poetry Film Festival in Berlin, Germany. Perkins is also the creator and director of The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival, Colorado's first poetry film festival, which held its inaugural event in May of 2013.
In October of 2012 Perkins started laying the ground work for Colorado's first poetry film festival. On November 30th The Body Electric Poetry Film Festival was announced and open for submissions. The first Body Electric Poetry Film Festival took place on May 4th, 2013 at the Lyric Cinema Cafe in Fort Collins, Colorado and featured some of the world's leading voices in videopoetry.
Perkins has just finished production on his 7th videopoem Smalltalk and little else. R.W. is in the early stages of production on his chapbook-film titled A Night As A Boy, and an audio-chapbook A Long Line @ The Rummage Sale which will feature readings from some of Perkins' films. You can also look for a collaborative film project which will feature written works by Matt Mullins, Michelle Bitting as well as R.W. Perkins.
I find the combination of medium is just as inspiring to
me, as my chosen subject. It is not lost on me that by using new
editing techniques and HD footage, juxtaposed with old family photos
and 8 millimeter film, is the subject being represented in the process.
The work reflects the past and the future and so it's important to me
that it is represented in the evolution of the work as well.