Tim Atkins - Nothing conclusive has yet taken place in the world the ultimate word of the world and about the world has not yet been spoken the world is open and free everything is still in the future and will always be

 

Tim is an internationally-published and reviewed poet and translator. Tim’s writing has models in cartoons, music, film, montage, and painting as much as in poetry. His original poems are often translations — and his translations are often original poems. Collage, detournement, lyric, translation, conceptual, homophonic, and plagiarized moments often happen in the same poem — the pleasure lies in the mess and the mix. He is the author of many volumes, including To Repel Ghosts, 1001 Sonnets, and Horace. His 600-page Petrarch Collected Atkins was a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year for 2014, and was a selected book of the year on the widely-read American literary site Salon.com.

This film poem contains a section from Tim’s latest manuscript. Tim has been making short films for each of the poem's 24 sections. This part was filmed in a side street next to Heathrow Airport: a plane comes over the rooftops about once every two minutes. Although the manuscript is done, Tim will be making the individual film-poems for the next 12 months.