“The Hidden” — A film inspired by Lee Hickman’s poem

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Back in 1980, I published Leland Hickman’s first collection of poems, “TIRESIAS I:9:B Great Slave Lake Suite.” He read several of the poems in that book, in 1984, at Beyond Baroque, on an evening that included Barrett Watten. A recording of a portion of one of those poems, “The Hidden,” was recently used by Pedro Paulo Araujo and other filmmakers to generate an animated film, which is now available for viewing on-line. The film was first screened at Beyond Baroque as part of its 50th anniversary celebration.

Hickman went on to edit ten issue of TEMBLOR magazine, one of the most noteworthy literary projects of that period. His Collected Poems were eventually published by Stephen Motika’s Nightboat Books and Paul Vangelisti’s Otis Books/Seismicity Editions. Hickman’s archives are at the ANP Collection at the University of California, San Diego.

Here is the link to “The Hidden”:
https://vimeo.com/275710979)