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Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies

Author: Michael Waters & Harold Schechter, eds.

Reel Verse: Poems about the Movies

Author: Michael Waters & Harold Schechter, eds.

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Item #: D32572
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Publication Date: 2019
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 9781101908037
Poetry and cinema are both built upon images, making it only natural that writers would be inspired by movies. In this anthology, more than 100 poets riff on their movie memories, including Langston Hughes and John Updike on the theaters of their youth, while Jack Kerouac and Robert Lowell seek the essence of Harpo Marx. In other poems here, Sharon Olds refl... More
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Poetry and cinema are both built upon images, making it only natural that writers would be inspired by movies. In this anthology, more than 100 poets riff on their movie memories, including Langston Hughes and John Updike on the theaters of their youth, while Jack Kerouac and Robert Lowell seek the essence of Harpo Marx. In other poems here, Sharon Olds reflects on the death of Marilyn Monroe, Louise Erdrich writes of John Wayne, May Swenson considers the James Bond films, Maxine Kumin praises Casablanca, and Frank Bidart recalls Heath Ledger.


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