Monday 11 February 2019

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A beautiful new book was published by Everyman’s Library on 7 February.

Picturehouse Poems is a unique anthology of tributes to the silver screen from literary icons including Jack Kerouac, John Updike, Sharon Olds and Maxine Kumin, featuring poems about movie stars and celebrity directors, epics and weepies, art films and horror flicks, bit players, B-movies and Bollywood.

This new publication in Everyman’s Library extensive Pocket Poets series brings together more than 100 poets sharing their movie memoirs in tribute to the silver screen and its unique appeal. In Picturehouse Poems, one of our oldest art forms pays loving homage to one of our newest — the thrilling art of cinema.

‘The movies constitute the myths of our time. In the century since the birth of the Hollywood studios, poets, as the works collected here attest, have been deeply engaged with the movies, exploring the countless ways those celluloid dreams have nourished, excited, and shaped the modern imagination,’ write editors Harold Schechter and Michael Waters in the foreword.
The first anthology of its kind, Picturehouse Poems is the perfect gift for film buffs as the awards season approaches, featuring poems about movie stars and celebrity directors, epics and weepies, art films and horror flicks, bit players, B-movies and Bollywood. Contributions include Langston Hughes and John Updike on the theatres of their youth; Jack Kerouac and Robert Lowell on Harpo Marx; Sharon Olds on Marilyn Monroe; Louise Erdrich on John Wayne; May Swenson on the James Bond films; Terrance Hayes on early Black cinema; Maxine Kumin onCasablanca; and Richard Wilbur on The Prisoner of Zenda.
Meanwhile, Orson Welles, Alfred Hitchcock and Ingmar Bergman share the spotlight with Ridley Scott, Robert Bresson and Leni Riefenstahl; Frankenstein and King Kong with Shirley Temple and Carmen Miranda; Bonnie and Clyde andRashomon with Tess and Easy Rider.

Harold Schechter is an American writer and professor of American literature and popular culture at Queens College, City University of New York.  He has written numerous books on true historical crime, mystery and popular culture. Schechter's essays have appeared in publications including The New York TimesThe Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times.

Michael Waters is a poet and editor. He earned a BA and an MA at the College at Brockport-SUNY, an MFA at the University of Iowa, and a PhD at Ohio University. He has written collections of poetry, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Darling Vulgarity (2006). He currently teaches at Monmouth University and Drew University.

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