18 Poets Represented on Screen

For those of you rhyme-ically inclined– Here is a great listing of screen stories about poets or poetry.

robin-williams-in-Dead-Poets-SocietyThere were two major omission– Barfly, about Charles Bukowsk and Gothic, the Ken Russell extravaganza about poets Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley (writer of Frankenstein).

Definition from About.com: Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. Poetry has been known to employ meter and rhyme, but this is by no means necessary. Poetry is an ancient form that has gone through numerous and drastic reinvention over time. The very nature of poetry as an authentic and individual mode of expression makes it nearly impossible to define.

Discover all the poetic movie listings here:  http://www.totalfilm.com/features/18-awesome-movie-poets

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