Repurposing Creative Attempts
Wannabe poet switches mediums, transforms failure into film.
Upon rediscovering failed creative writing attempts from his past, poet-turned-filmmaker Vernon Lott found a new vehicle for his words. Using the raw material of his “bad writing,” he solicited literary greats like David Sedaris, Geroge Saunders, Nick Flynn and Margaret Atwood to help him transform the content into a new medium altogether.
“When I found my old poetry, after weeping for about an hour, I thought that there might be a story somewhere. At least, I thought I could try to turn these bad poems into something good – or, rather, interesting.”