Shippy poem becomes Vimeo success

June 30, 2014

A poem by Peter Shippy, faculty member in the Writing, Literature and Publishing Department, has been made into an animated spoken word video that now has more than 111,000 views on Vimeo.

“Western Civilization” was animated by Alicia Reece of Motionpoems, an artistic organization that regularly converts well-known, current poems into animated videos. Motionpoems came across Shippy’s “Western Civilization” after it was published in Best American Poetry 2013 (2013, Scribner).

Watch the “Western Civilization” video