Country: Netherlands
Duration: 46 mins
Sound: Sound
Available Format/s: DVD / Digibeta tape / SD Digital file


Stefan Themerson plays himself in the role of a poet who accuses the political and religious leaders of having stolen the tools of his profession. His aim is to expose the demagogues as thieves.

An investigator starts an inquiry and discovers that the poet is unwilling to take hid contaminated tools back. He (the poet) has invented a method of revealing the reality behind the poem. He wants to strip the words of their associations, to cut their links with the past, to scrub them right to the very bone of their dictionary definitions. He calls his method Semantic Poetry.
It is meant to be funny. Both serious and funny. – E.V.Z.

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