As part of this year's Poetry International festival, London's own Southbank Centre teamed up with the bosses of Filmpoem, PoetryFilm, and the Zebra Poetry Film Festival to launch, a competition for short films based on poems.
The Poetry Storehouse has an excellent idea - to do for poetry what has worked so well for software, by making some of it "open source". They are gathering text and audio recordings of poetry, released by the author under a Creative Commons license.
The use of video and film as a means to add a new dimension to a single written poem is recent. Such works have been proliferating across the Internet thanks to hubs like the US-based Moving Poems, the UK-based Filmpoem Project, and the personal site of Belgian artist Swoon.