A Film By Lauren Haldeman
his six-minute time-lapse shows a progression (in painted words) through Lauren Haldeman's poem “The Size” from her collection Calenday. The poem also appeared in the winter 2014 issue of this magazine. The filming took several days; she hand-painted the words with watercolor beneath pre-made drawings by artist Frances Cannon. The music in the video is “Air Hockey Saloon” by Chris Zabriskie.
Haldeman recently talked about her book in a conversation with Dan Rosenberg in American Microreviews and Interviews.
Lauren Haldeman is the author of the poetry collection Calenday (Rescue Press, 2014). She has been a finalist for the Walt Whitman Award and the Colorado Prize for Poetry. Also: She’s a mom and draws comics.
Frances Cannon is currently an MFA candidate in nonfiction and book arts at the Iowa Writer's Workshop. She makes art and writes and does her best to combine the two. She studied poetry and printmaking at the University of Vermont. She has worked as an editorial intern and contributor at McSweeney's Quarterly, The Believer, The Lucky Peach, Seven Days newspaper, Little Village magazine, Vantage Point literary journal, and The Salon, a journal of poetry.