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The poem I turn to : actors and directors present poems that inspire them / preface by Billy Collins ; afterword by John Lithgow ; edited by Jason Shinder ; with Michael O'Keefe and Lili Taylor.

Book Book (c2008.)
Description: xix, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Publisher: Napierville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, c2008.
1 of 1 copy available at NOBLE (All Libraries).
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Gloucester Adult Poetry & Drama POETRY & DRAMA/ 808.81/Poem (Text to Phone) Available -

  • ISBN: 1402205023
  • ISBN: 9781402205026
General Note: "In association with the David Dukes Theater Scholarship Fund."
Bibliography, etc.: Includes bibliographical references (p. [221]-224) and index.
Contents: Foreword / by David Lehman -- Introduction / by David Wagoner -- They knew what they wanted / John Ashbery -- Beasts and violins / Caleb Barber -- Concerning the land to the south of our neighbors to the north / Mark Bibbins -- Ringtone / Bruce Bond -- The doctor / Marianne Boruch -- Roofers / Fleda Brown -- The book of Steve / Catherine Carter -- From The boy's own book: a compleat encyclopedia of all the diversions athletic, scientific, and recreative, of boyhood and youth, by William Clarke / Suzanne Cleary -- The great American poem / Billy Collins -- The song of America / Rob Cook -- Freud / James Cummins -- Apparition (favorite poem) / Mark Doty -- How it will end / Denise Duhamel -- Getting serious / Alice Friman -- Black snake / Margaret Gibson -- First time reading Freud / Douglas Goetsch -- Zones / Albert Goldbarth -- The fullness thereof / Barbara Goldberg -- Definition of terms / Michael J. Grabell -- Eve in the fall / Debora Gregor -- The record / Jennifer Grotz -- Ode to airheads, hairdos, trains to and from Paris / Barbara Hamby -- The safe house / Sarah Hannah -- Houses / Jerry Harp -- Sunday discordances / Jim Harrison -- Grave goods / Dolores Hayden -- A house is not a home / Terrance Hayes -- The way of all the Earth / K.A. Hays -- Mum's the word / Bob Hicok -- A democratic vista / Daniel Hoffman -- Arthur Englander's back in school / Richard Howard -- In winter / P. Hurshell -- How to be eaten by a lion / Michael Johnson -- To Yahweh /$rTina Kelley -- What I think of death, if anyone's asking / Maud Kelly -- Why do you keep putting animals in your poems? / Lance Larsen -- Open field / Phillis Levin -- Words on the wind / Philip Levine -- Tell the bees / Sarah Lindsay -- The happy majority / Thomas Lux -- Boarding: Hemaris thysbe / Joanie Mackowski -- Sweat / Christine Marshall -- Canis /$rCleopatra Mathis -- Lingering doubts / J.D. McClatchy -- The silence of the mine canaries / W.S. Merwin -- The insect collector's demise / Jude Nutter -- Self-exam / Sharon Olds -- Red / Mary Oliver -- Insomnia / Linda Pastan -- On mercy / Kevin Prufer -- Pickled heads: St. Petersburg / Susan Blackwell Ramsey -- Turn / Keith Ratzlaff -- Tonight no poetry will serve / Adrienne Rich -- Subject, verb, object / James Richardson -- A blind astronomer in the Age of Stars / Pattiann Rogers -- John Clare's finches / Gibbons Ruark -- This tape measure made of light / John Rybicki -- Gravity and grace / Betsy Sholl -- Love / Martha Silano -- Like a monkey / Mitch Sisskind -- At the pool / Tom Sleigh -- At the New York Public Library, I heard Derek Walcott dismiss the prose poem / Vincent Stanley -- Forty / Pamela Sutton -- Heartlines / Alexandra Teague -- Ultimately justice directs them / Craig Morgan Teicher -- Liturgy / Natasha Trethewey -- A sea-change / Derek Walcott -- Holding action / Jeanne Murray Walker -- No Pegasus / Ronald Wallace -- Her last conflagration / Charles Harper Webb -- Leaving Saint Peter's Basilica / Lisa Williams -- This dream that world is having about itself -- / Carolyne Wright -- Cinderella's last will & testament / Debbie Yee -- I shall be released / Kevin Young -- Never to return / Matthew Zapruder -- Contributors' notes and comments -- Magazines where the poems were first published -- Acknowledgements.
Creation/Production Credits: Producer, Diane Scanlon.
Summary: "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"--P. [2] of cover.
Authors: Shinder, Jason, 1955-2008 (Added Author). O'Keefe, Michael, 1955- (Added Author). Taylor, Lili. (Added Author).
Citation: Shinder, Jason. "The poem I turn to : actors and directors present poems that inspire them." Napierville, Ill. : Sourcebooks MediaFusion, 2008.
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