Weekend Picks

Time to put that pensive stare into nothingness to good use- It’s National Poetry Month everyone!

That means a few things:

  1. Teen Poetry SLAM IV is about to drop!
  2. Poets are everywhere… especially in Edmonton!
  3. Two weekends of poetry flicks coming at you!

Reaching for the Moon

Based on the true love story of Elizabeth Bishop and Lota de Macedo Soares.This sumptuous English-language ’50s period piece recounts the years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janeiro, where she would fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

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Ferlinghetti: A Rebirth of Wonder

This incisive and entertaining portrait of American poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti explores his vital role as catalyst for numerous literary careers and for the Beat movement itself. Interviews with Ferlinghetti and others reveal a rich melange of characters and events that unfolded in postwar America.

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Black Butterflies

Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa’s finest poet. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs.

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Just look at that air tie on McClure! Sartorial proof that poets have always been and will continue to be totally relevant!

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