Weekend Picks

Poetry Ed.

Some poetic picks this weekend to further celebrate National Poetry Month, the Library’s Teen Poetry SLAM VI, and the naming of St. Albert’s very first Poet Laureate!

Hope to see you all at the SLAM next Friday!

Dead Poets Society
English professor John Keating, who, in an age of crew cuts, sport coats and cheerless conformity, inspires his students to live life to the fullest, exclaiming … “Carpe Diem, lads! Seize the day. Make your lives extraordinary!” The charismatic teacher’s emotionally charged challenge is met by his students with irrepressible enthusiasm–changing their lives forever.

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Bright Star
Nineteenth century poet John Keats and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne, started out as unlikely lovers who were totally at odds with each other. However, when Brawne offers to help Keats nurse his seriously ill brother, the two soon became involved in an unstoppable romance that only his untimely death at age 25 could bring to a shattering end.

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Paterson
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey – they share the name. Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, observing the city as it drifts across his windshield and overhearing fragments of conversation swirling around him; he writes poetry into a notebook; he walks his dog; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer. He goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura’s world is ever changing.

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Howl
Dramatizes the events leading up to accusations of obscenity against Allen Ginsberg and his poem “Howl, ” and the subsequent trial where he had to defend his most famous work.

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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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Oh, and who could forget the slam poetry scene from 22 Jump Street

 

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