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Heart of a Poet (Season 1)

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Catalogue Number:  MJMM21
Producer:  Makin Movies Inc.
Subject:  Arts, Canadian Literature, Documentary, Literature
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2005
Running Time:  13 x 30:00


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Heart of a Poet is a documentary ‘television series in 13 verses’, with each episode profiling the life, inspiration and performances of a working Canadian poet.

With each episode, the series throws a spotlight on an individual poet, from established award-winners including, George Elliott Clarke, Christian Bök, Lillian Allen and bill bissett to new literary stars, Shane Koyczan and Karen Solie.

Heart of a Poet introduces the featured artists and their writing through interviews, spontaneous recitations in and around their communities, and the many experiences both large and small that fill their days and help shape their poems. It’s a hip show that takes viewers inside the poetry community, in all its various forms, alternate incarnations and unfettered diversity.




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