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Watch Poetry!
Poets and Poems on DVD

Included are feature films with poets as protagonists.

A Fine Madness
Samson Shillitoe is a genius, a poet and carpet cleaner who ends up getting writer's block, gets into a series of disasters with his wife but keeps on smiling until he dallies with a psychiatrist's wife.
 
The Loved One
A bemused would-be poet gets entangled with an unctuous cemetery entrepreneur, a mom-obsessed mortician and other bizarre characters.
 
Possession
A pair of literary sleuths unearth the amorous secret of two Victorian poets only to find themselves falling under a passionate spell.
 
Slamnation: the Sport of Spoken Word
Spoken word artists compete in performance poetry contests call slams. The film follows Saul Williams and three other top poets as they make their way to the 1996 National Poetry Slam, the Super Bowl of poetry.
 
Sylvia
Born in Boston, MA, in 1932, Sylvia Plath developed a talent as a writer and published her first poem when she was eight years old. That same year, Plath was forced to confront the unexpected death of her father. In 1950, she began studying at Smith College on a literary scholarship. In 1955, she was granted a Fulbright Scholarship to study in England at Cambridge. There, Plath met Ted Hughes, a respected author. The two fell in love, and married in 1958. However, marriage, family, and a growing reputation as an important poet failed to bring Plath happiness.
 
Voices in Wartime
A documentary that delves into the experience of war through powerful images and the words of poets -- unknown and world famous. Soldiers, journalists, historians and experts on combat interviewed in Voices in Wartime add diverse perspectives on war's effects on soldiers, civilians and society.