Poets on Film

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate with one of these four films that feature real poets as characters.

The Belle of Amherst

The Belle of Amherst

Julie Harris recreates her Tony winning role of Emily Dickinson in this filmed version of the play.

A Student's Guide to Emily Dickinson
Bright Star

Bright Star

This film highlights the romance between John Keats and Franny Brawne.

The Complete Poems of John Keats
The Edge of Love

The Edge of Love

Dylan Thomas reconnects with his teenage love Vera and romantic rivalry develops between Vera and his wife.

The Poems of Dylan Thomas
Il Postino

Il Postino (The Postman)

While exiled in Italy, Pablo Neruda helps a postman woo a local woman.


The Poetry of Pablo Neruda

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