If you didn't get enough poetry from this year's Oscar winning films, take a look at this partial list we've compiled of poems in cinema, including:
  
Alone by Maya Angelou
   from Poetic Justice

As I Walked out One Evening 

by W. H. Auden

   from Before Sunrise

One Art by Elizabeth Bishop
   from In Her Shoes

The Tyger by William Blake

   from Blade Runner

by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
   from Citizen Kane

Nothing Gold Can Stay 

by Robert Frost

   from The Outsiders

To an Athlete, Dying Young by A. E. Housman

   from Out of Africa

Do not go gentle into that good night by Dylan Thomas

   from Dangerous Minds

O Captain! My Captain! by Walt Whitman

   from Dead Poets Society

Poem as Screenplay: Six Video Collaborations
 
Poets have long been interested in the cinematic. Here are six video adaptations by filmmakers inspired by poems and the poets who wrote them, including Rita Dove, Allen Ginsberg, Academy Chancellor Anne Waldman, and others.



 
What is the relationship between verse and the moving image? In this new lesson plan students focus on how poetry and film connect, and create their own screenplay in which poetry plays the leading role. The lesson includes poems by Maya Angelou, Elizabeth Bishop, Walt Whitman, and others.
  
  
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Thanks for being a part of the Academy of American Poets community. To learn about other programs, including National Poetry Month, Poem in Your Pocket Day, the annual Poets Forum, and more, visit Poets.org. Claudia Rankine photo  John Lucas. Video stills taken from Richard Linklater's Before Sunrise and Allen Ginsberg's "The Ballad of the Skeletons."