We think now is the time to look and listen more closely, more attentively, to America’s poets.
- A feature documentary, intended for theatrical release, is in the works.
- A series of documentary shorts and profiles of some of America’s master poets.
- This website.
We’re seeking answers to these questions and others:
- What is poetry? What is good poetry?
- Do we all have poetry inside us?
- What makes poets burn?
- Is poetry dangerous?
- Can poetry change your life? Save your life?
- Is God a poet or a critic?
- How many poets are there? 10 or 17 (Gerald Stern’s estimate) or 10’s of thousands (Galway Kinnell’s estimate)?
- What happens when you say you’re a poet to the person next to you on an airplane?
50 established poets, 40 shoots, 400 hours of footage, any number of ways to help. Any ideas?
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