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Poetry in Motion

  • Documentary and factual
  • 1982
  • Ron Mann

Summary

More than 20 contemporary North American poets recite, sing, and perform their work. Several also comment. Early in the film, Charles Bukowski talks about the energy of poets and of a poem. These poets are energetic performers, and their poems are meant to be heard. These poets are the children of Walt Whitman and of Charles Olson, incantatory and oratorical, radical, sometimes incorporating contemporary political imagery. Black Mountain poets, the Beats, minimalists like John Cage, the wordless Four Horsemen, Tom Waits, and others capture aspects of poets as troubadours.

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Credits

Cast

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SelfHelen Adam
SelfMiguel Algarín
SelfAmiri Baraka
SelfTed Berrigan
SelfCharles Bukowski
SelfWilliam S. Burroughs
SelfJohn Cage
SelfJim Carroll
SelfJayne Cortez
SelfRobert Creeley

Crew

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DirectorRon Mann
ProducerKarl Bardosh
EditorPeter Wintonick
Production designerSandra Kybartas

Details

Languages
English
Formats
Colour
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