Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Movies with Poetry

Amy King, writer and teacher, recently posed the following request to the poetry community: "I’m looking for a few good films that offer up poetic content, to put it vaguely, or a representation of a poet that doesn’t completely romanticize the poet, disintegrating the person in the process… films with a poetry angle, please!"

Thanks to the responses of many, she has compiled an incredibly impressive list on her blog - Movies with Poetry - some with notes from the 'recommender'. The post is open for comments and additions.

Thanks Amy and all of the contributors to this great resource!

2 comments:

amy said...

Thanks for noting it!

Cheers,
Amy

mqr said...

Denise, Amy, et al.:

People interested in Amy's list might want to check out Stacey Harwood's essay on the topic and list of poetry in movies which we published a couple years ago in Michigan Quarterly Review. It's now on our website and is updated regularly, though it will soon move to Poets.org, who are going to maintain it for us. In any case, this link will bring you to it:

http://www.umich.edu/~mqr/poetryinmovies.htm

Thanks for letting us know about this --

Vicki Lawrence
Michigan Quarterly Review