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Cinema has been influencing and inspiring our country's poets almost since its inception a century ago. Hundreds of poets have written about movies including Delmore Schwartz on Marilyn Monroe, Jack Kerouac on Harpo Marx and Maya Angelou on Gone With The Wind, among many others.
At the same time, movie actors and directors have been influenced and inspired by poets and poetry, if not writing it themselves. The Poem I Turn To: Actors & Directors Present Poetry That Inspires Them represents the best loved poems by celebrated American movie actors and directors, along with their notes and comments describing how those poems, or poetry in general, has affected their lives. The included audio CD features Hollywood personalities reading their chosen works.
On the included audio CD, hear Hollywood present their favorite poems:
--Alan Arkin reads Rilke's The Man Watching
--John Lithgow reads W. B. Yeats' The Lake Isle at Innisfree
--Michael O'Keefe reads Ezra Pound's In a Station at the Metro
--Mary Louise Parker reads Mark Strand's Keeping Things Whole
--Lili Taylor reads Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken
...and many more
This anthology of classic and modern poetry features works selected and read by celebrated American movie actors and directors.
Movies and poetry have been intertwined since the dawn of cinema. Poets have written about movies, and movie actors have written and been inspired by poetry. Selected by 42 acclaimed entertainers, The Poem I Turn To includes selections from Pulitizer Prize winners and Poets Laureate, as well as inspiring contemporary poets. Listen to compelling readings on the CD and read the actors' thoughts describing how poetry has affected their lives.
30 poems on one audio CD, including:
* Adam Arkin reading
Theodore Roethke's The Waking
* John Landis reading
Mark Twain's The War Prayer
* Lili Taylor reading
Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken
* Stacy Keach reading Shakespeare
And Many More