This anthology of classic and modern poetry features works selected and read by celebrated American movie actors and directors.
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.
30 poems on one audio CD, including:
* Adam Arkin reading
Theodore Roethke's The Waking
* John Landis reading
Mark Twain's The War Prayer
* Lili Taylor reading
Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken
* Stacy Keach reading Shakespeare
And Many More
's books include Lights, Camera, Poetry! and Best American Movie Writing, Every Room We Ever Slept In (a 1985 NY Public Library Noted Book) and Among Women (short listed for the 2001 National Book Award for Poetry). He is also the director of The Writing Program at Sundance Institute.